Penn State Behrend concert to showcase new instruments

ERIE, Pa. — Old meets new. It’s a cliché, but it’s also a trademark of the chamber music group Double Duo. The group blends traditional instruments with newly invented ones. The end result: a wholly unique concert music experience.

Double Duo will perform at noon on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Penn State Behrend as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The performance takes place in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.

One of the group’s duos includes pianist Lisa Moore and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick. The other duo features a pair of newly invented instruments: a Marimba Lumina played by percussionist Joel Davel; and the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long, guitar-like stringed instrument that is plucked, bowed, hammered, strummed, looped and sampled by Paul Dresher.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series was founded by Mrs. Kay Logan in 1989 and receives major support from the Kay Logan Trust. Additional funding is provided by the Penn State Behrend Student Activity Fee. Music at Noon receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for this program is provided in part from an Erie Arts & Culture Project Grant, made possible by community contributions to the Combined Arts & Cultural Campaign and the Erie Arts Endowment.

For more information about The Logan Series or Double Duos’ appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated November 02, 2016