'Bohemian Rhapsody' will highlight latest Behrend Jazz Ensemble concert

ERIE, Pa. – Brass instruments and the song writing of Freddie Mercury: Who knew the two were so compatible?

The Behrend Jazz Ensemble’s latest concert, titled “Thunderbolts and Lightning,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Reed Auditorium at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

The concert is highlighted by a jazz setting of the 1975 Queen mega-hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The song was written by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and was later inducted into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.

The concert also includes a variety of jazz standards and styles. Senior lecturer in music Gary Viebranz conducts the Behrend Jazz Ensemble, which is comprised of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section consisting of piano, guitar, bass, drums and auxiliary percussion.

Admission to “Thunderbolts and Lightning” is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated November 27, 2013