Classical Jam returns for 26th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series

October 21, 2015

ERIE, Pa. — Everyone enjoys a musical jam session. Next month, you can witness one that comes with a classical flavor.

Classical Jam, a vibrant ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello, will bring their “jam session” to Penn State Behrend on Wednesday, Nov. 11, when they perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. Their performance begins 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.

“In addition to performing works by Mozart, Bach and Brahms with the utmost respect and musicianship, these award-winning and internationally performing musicians are not above mixing it up with contemporary pieces, exploring their own arrangements of the classics, and, as their name implies, often adding a healthy dose of improvisation,” wrote Steve Siegel in a 2012 column in The Morning Call.

Classical Jam is best known for its lively and engaging presentations, thought-provoking concert themes, and a repertoire that ranges from Renaissance dance music and traditional classical works to Gershwin and Piazzolla and original compositions. The group’s members have also appeared as soloists with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony and the Virginia Symphony.

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. Additional support for the 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 Classical Jam’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated October 21, 2015