One of the world's most acoustically perfect concert venues produced one of the most perfectly memorable nights for Penn College's dean of transportation and natural resources technologies on Tuesday. Colin W. Williamson, whose percussionist skills were profiled in the Spring 2012 One College Avenue
and related YouTube video
, performed with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra at historic Carnegie Hall. The orchestra and its fans filled seven buses for the trip to New York City, where the entourage was invited to round out a concert with the University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra. The 80-member orchestra performed two percussion-heavy pieces: "Danzon No. 2" by Arturo Marquez, with Williamson on timpani, and "Polovtsian Dances" from Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor," for which he played snare drum and tambourine. "Most professional musicians never get invited to play there," said Williamson, who volunteers with a number of groups throughout the region, "so this is probably going to be the highlight of my musical career, and something that I will never be honored to do again."