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Central Pa. orchestra gets new name and home

The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, led by music director Yaniv Attar, is now called the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra.
The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, led by music director Yaniv Attar, is now called the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. Photo provided

A State College-based orchestra has a new name and a new home for its performances.

The Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra changed its name to the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra effective May 20, according to a Monday press release.

Susan Kroeker, PCO executive director, thinks that the new name will more clearly focus on the orchestra’s distinction as central Pennsylvania’s “intimate, all-professional chamber orchestra.”

The orchestra, which includes professional musicians from across the area and features world-class soloists, is led by music director Yaniv Attar. The PCO performs three regular season orchestral concerts and two performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in December. Those performances will now be held at The State Theatre in downtown State College, according to the release.

PCO season tickets and individual ticket sales will begin in mid-June at The State Theatre box office at 272-0606 or www.thestatetheatre.org. Concert tickets will no longer be sold at the PCO office or on its website, except for its Seven Mountains Summer Music Fest on July 30.

For more information on the PCO’s 20-2018 season, visit www.centreorchestra.org in the coming weeks.

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