Penn Live Arts Blog / November 2022

The Crossing @ Christmas: Thoughts from the conductor

Posted November 30, 2022

Accelerator Program Holiday Music New Music Philadelphia Premieres World Premieres

I remember the first time I encountered Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” with its chilling reference to the ephemerality of civilizations. 

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Unveiling the Gabe Donnay Recording Studio

Posted November 8, 2022

Gabe Donnay’s family and friends at the Gabe Donnay Recording Studio dedication ceremony.
On October 22, over Penn’s Homecoming Weekend festivities, Penn Live Arts celebrated the memory of Gabe Donnay, Class of 2012 – a talented musician whose community of friends and family made a meaningful gift to honor Gabe’s life with the establishment of a music recording studio in the Annenberg Center. Read more...