News & Updates

Penn State Behrend Concert to Feature

Posted on February 5th, 2019 at 8:51 AM
Penn State Behrend Concert to Feature

If you’re a classical music fan, chances are that you’ve listened to the Kronos Quartet. But what about the “Millennial Kronos?” Now’s your chance. 

Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos” for their eclectic repertoire and dynamic view on 21st century musicianship, SYBARITE5 performs everything from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad. On Friday, Feb. 15, the group will bring their unique performance style to Penn State Behrend when they perform as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. 

Their concert 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.

Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 is the first group of its kind to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The quintet’s debut album, “Disturb the Silence,” reached the top ten on the Billboard charts, and the group has conducted their “Evolution of an Entrepreneur” residencies and workshops at major institutions and conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory. 

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 & Cultural Campaign and the Erie Arts Endowment. 

For more information about The Logan Series or SYBARITE5’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.