'Daredevils with instruments' to perform in Logan Series at Penn State Behrend

October 21, 2014

What do you get when you take three Julliard graduates, equip them with a flute, violin and cello, and throw in some wicked dance moves and honest candor?

Daredevils with instruments. Or, to be more precise, Sonic Escape, the next performers in Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Their performance, part of the 25th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series, takes place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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.

Sonic Escape, whose members describe themselves as daredevils with instruments, use a combination of hyper instrumentals, strong melodies and dynamic stage presence to leave a lasting impression on audiences. The trio has performed at a variety of venues, including the Lincoln Center (New York City), Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, New York), Irish Arts Center (New York City), Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center (Oxnard, California) and the Imperial Theatre (Sarnia, Ontario).

“It was an evening designed to entertain. … Japanese folk music segued into traditional Scandinavian tunes, Bach melodies were cheerfully fused with Irish gigs, and a funny Canadian waltz got the audience clapping along — all of it tied together with running commentary by flutist Shawn Wyckoff and violinist Maria Kaneko Millar,” wrote Stephen Brookes in a March Washington Post review.

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 Sonic Escape’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated October 31, 2014