Sirius Quartet to perform in Music at Noon: The Logan Series

Steve Orbanek
January 20, 2016

ERIE, Pa. — Some classical music groups play concerts. Sirius Quartet prefers to describe its performances as “unforgettable musical events,” and will soon bring one to Penn State Behrend.

Sirius Quartet, an internationally-known contemporary group that specializes in post-rock, avant-jazz and electronic music, will visit the campus on Wednesday, Jan. 27, when it performs as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The performance 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.

“Driving rhythms and aggressive arpeggios were woven around an elusive cello melody in this engaging score, further enhanced by the improvisatory flair of the two violinists during their lively midpiece jam session,” wrote Vivien Schweitzer in a 2014 review in The New York Times.

Sirius Quartet is known for its original works as well as its fun improvisation and grooves. The group has performed at several significant venues, including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, LACMA, the Andy Warhol Museum, Tribeca New Music, American Composers Alliance Music Festival, Chelsea Music Festival and The Kitchen.

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

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Last Updated January 20, 2016