Noon music series at Penn State Behrend to feature guitar-accordion duo

August 31, 2016

ERIE, Pa. — What do you get when you mix an acoustic guitar with an accordion?

Find out firsthand Monday, Sept. 26, when Aritmia, an accordion-acoustic guitar duo, opens the 27th season of Music at Noon: The Logan Series at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The performance takes place at noon in McGarvey Commons, located in the Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.

Accordionist Merima Ključo and guitarist Miroslav Tadić make up Aritmia. Their instruments are an unconventional combination, but it’s worked for the two.

“Ključo’s instrument often sang brightly, sometimes bellowed, sometimes sighed and occasionally grunted — not your predictable accordion sounds,” wrote Audrey Coleman in a review for FolkWorks.org. “Tadić’s guitar wove elements of flamenco, Asian and other strains into melodies and accompaniment. Their musical sensibilities were always in synch, paving the way for provocative but never showy improvisation.”

The duo released their first album, “Aritmia,” this past April. The music bridges classical, Balkan and flamenco styles through innovative compositions and arrangements.

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

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Last Updated August 31, 2016