East of the River to perform in Logan Series at Penn State Behrend

September 16, 2014

East of the River will bring its haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East as well as classical repertory from medieval Europe, to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Monday, Oct. 6.

The performance, part of the 25th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series, takes place at noon in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.

East of the River’s music is arranged and interpreted by musicians whose backgrounds include classical, jazz and world music. The members of the ensemble have performed with a number of notable artists, including Yo Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Jordi Savall, Sting, Natalie Merchant, Aerosmith, Simon Shaheen, Glen Velez and others.

“East of the River offers an incredible range and depth in their music. From lyrically haunting melodies to frenzied dances and everything in between, their performance captivated our audience and left them wanting more,” said Gary Viebranz, director of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. “Their virtuosity and creativity creates an experience that’s eclectic, emotional, educational, exquisite and most importantly, enjoyable.”

Music at Noon: The Logan Series was founded by Kay Logan in 1989 and receives major support from Mrs. Logan. Additional funding is provided by the Penn State Behrend Student Activity Fee, and the program also 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 East of the River’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated September 16, 2014