Pennsylvania Quintet to open 29th season of 'Music at Noon'

ERIE, Pa. — Local chamber music fans have heard the Pennsylvania Quintet on National Public Radio’s "Performance Today," but on Friday, Sept. 7, they’ll get to see them in person.

The Pennsylvania Quintet will visit Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Friday, Sept. 7, to open the 29th season of "Music at Noon: The Logan Series." The performance takes place at noon in McGarvey Commons, in the college’s Reed Union Building. Admission is free, and reserved parking for audience members will be available in the Reed lot.

The Pennsylvania Quintet is comprised of Penn State faculty members Naomi Seidman (flute), Tim Hurtz (oboe), Anthony Costa (clarinet), Lisa Bontrager (horn) and Daryl Durran (bassoon). The wind chamber ensemble has been performing since 1984 and has held concerts at major venues that include the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, as well as recitals in Nuremberg and Frankfurt.

The quintet has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Sedona Chamber Music Festival and has won the National Flute Association's international Chamber Music Ensemble competition.

"Music at Noon: The Logan Series" was founded by Mrs. 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 and Cultural Campaign and the Erie Arts Endowment.

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

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Last Updated August 21, 2018