The Richter Uzur Duo to perform in Music at Noon

March 16, 2016

ERIE, Pa. — Whimsical is rarely a word used to describe chamber music performances, but for Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter, it’s an appropriate one.

“Each a virtuoso in their own right, when they come together as a duo it’s easy to hear how closely these two are connected. They blend classical music, rock music and improvisation, all with exquisite original compositions, producing a sound that is all their own,” wrote Brad Conroy in a review for Guitar International.

The Richter Uzur Duo’s whimsical blend of classical, world and rock music will take center stage on Thursday, March 31, at Penn State Behrend when they perform 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.

The Richter Uzur Duo has played hundreds of concerts in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In the United States, the cello-guitar duo is best known for its frequent appearances on NPR’s Performance Today, North America’s most listened to classical music program. Their Duo Concerto for Cello and Guitar was commissioned by the Jackson Symphony in Michigan and premiered in May 2012.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series was founded by Kay Logan in 1989 and receives major support from her. 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.

For more information about The Logan Series or the Richter Uzur Duo’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 16, 2016