Penn’s Woods Music Festival
The Penn’s Woods Music Festival is a summer professional orchestral and chamber music festival begun in 1986 and offered in its current format, since 2008. The festival was begun to provide something the community did not have – a professional classical music festival in the summer. The festival, with a community advisory board, is supported by generous contributions from community volunteers and patrons.
PWMF is a wonderful collaboration with outstanding professional musicians from the area and from across the nation performing beside Penn State School of Music Faculty, alumni, and exceptional students. These extraordinary forces gather for two weeks of high intensity music making that is the highlight of the concert year. PWMF provides the most exciting orchestral experiences in the region – standing ovations are certainly a frequent occurrence.