Penn Flutes

"Facing Fear" - Fall Concert
Nov 5, 2023 at - | Houston Hall - Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn Flutes

November 5, 2023 (Sunday) – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hall of Flags
Houston Hall
3417 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

In keeping with this year’s overarching theme of resilience, Penn Flutes presents “Facing Fear”, a musical depiction of ideas, stories, traditions and world events that scare us— and how sometimes, we enjoy the experience! Every autumn brings a new collection of spooky stories and friendly ghosts, and we’ll share some of those through the music of Camille Saint-Saëns and Danny Elfman; The uncertainty of the New World, and the unfamiliar traditions of its native inhabitants, are explored in works by Frank Staneck and Phyllis Louke; and tales of struggles and triumph from centuries ago are brought to life in the music of Grant Horsely, Jonathan Cohen and Sergei Prokofiev.


One of the largest active flute choirs in the United States, Penn Flutes includes flutists from the ranks of Penn undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community. Performances take place both on campus and around the region alongside our community partners. Repertoire spans a variety of genres from the Renaissance through Modern eras, and select members may be offered the opportunity to perform on piccolo as well as bass and alto flutes. More information.