March 29: Walden Chamber Players will close 2011-12 Logan Music Series

March 08, 2012

Since its founding in 1997, critics have hailed the Walden Chamber Players’ performances as exciting and versatile; Chamber Music America magazine raves that “a season spent with the Walden Chamber Players is a time for discovery.”

Even an hour spent with the Boston-based ensemble can be transformative, as an Erie audience will discover when the Walden Chamber Players appear on Thursday, March 29, in Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

The concert takes place at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking will be available in the Reed Building lot.

Walden Chamber Players comprises 12 dynamic artists who perform in various combinations of string, piano and wind ensembles; this variety of instrumental groups permits greater versatility and more eclectic programming. The ensemble members are chamber artists and soloists who often perform at leading festivals throughout the United States and abroad, and are sought-after lecturers who serve on the faculties of some of the country’s premier musical teaching institutions, including the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, Boston University, Longy School of Music and the Boston Conservatory.

Walden Chamber Players is a champion of contemporary composers; its Logan Series performance will include a clarinet quartet by Polish conductor and composer Krysztof Penderecki and an intermezzo for string trio by Zoltan Kodaly, creator of the Kodaly Method approach to music education. Balancing this adventurous fare will be two beloved works from the chamber music canon, Franz Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante for piano and string trio and Ernst von Dohnányi’s Sextet in C Major, op. 37, for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello and piano.

Founded at Penn State Behrend by Warren philanthropist and arts advocate Kay Logan, the Logan Series’ unique musical outreach has been honored with an Adventurous Programming Award by Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The series receives major support from the Kay Logan Trust and additional funding from the Penn State Behrend Student Activity Fee, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts and the Erie Arts Endowment of ArtsErie.

For more information about The Logan Series or the Walden Chamber Players’ appearance, contact Logan Series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email

  • The Walden Chamber Players' Penn State Behrend program includes works by Kodaly, Schubert and Penderecki.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated March 12, 2012