Faculty recital: Baljinder Singh Sekhon, II compositions preformed by music faculty and students

Penn State composition faculty member Baljinder Sekhon presents an evening of original works featuring Penn State faculty, student performers and ensembles on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Music Building I. The program includes two works for instrument and piano, choir, solo violin, open chamber ensemble, and a 20-minute work for 12 percussionists and solo soprano:


At the Seams, tenor saxophone and piano
David Stambler, saxophone
Melody Quah, piano

There Are No Words, choir
Penn State Concert Choir
Christopher Kiver, director

Three Little Lights, violin and piano
Max Zorin, violin
Melody Quah, piano

Climbing Away, open instrumentation
Penn State Living Music

Praying Alone, solo violin
Jim Lyon, violin

Twelve Virtues
Penn State Percussion Ensemble
Rachel Copeland, soprano soloist
Lee Hinkle, director

About Baljinder Sekhon:

The music of Baljinder Sekhon has been presented in over 600 concerts in 26 countries. From works for large ensemble to solo works to electronic music, Sekhon’s music demonstrates a wide range of genres and styles. His works have been performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Seoul Arts Center (Korea) and National Recital Hall (Taiwan). Fifteen commercial recordings of his work have been released, with his most recognized output being his contributions to the percussion and saxophone genres. Alchemy, the second full album of Sekhon’s work, features compositions for saxophone and was be released on Innova Recordings Oct. 22, 2021, with the first portrait album entitled Places & Times featuring works for percussion.

Sekhon currently serves as Assistant Professor of Composition at Penn State University. He holds the Ph.D. and MA from the Eastman School of Music where he is a three-time recipient of the Howard Hanson Orchestral prize, and holds a B.M. from the University of South Carolina. His engagements as a percussionist include those at the L.A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series in Walt Disney Hall, Festival Spazio Musica in Cagliari, Italy, and at the Bang On a Can Marathon in New York City.

Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck for an hourly rate.

The concert will be livestreamed.