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Piano-Violin-Cello Trio takes Center Stage at Penn State Behrend

Posted on October 24th, 2018 at 7:36 AM
Piano-Violin-Cello Trio takes Center Stage at Penn State Behrend

Individually, pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Nicholas Canellakis are all accomplished musicians. Together, they’re even better. 

“A musician once told me, ‘You have to bat 1,000 to be taken seriously in music,’” Elaine Hopkins wrote in a 2014 concert review of the trio. “These musicians, the orchestra and the trio, all measured up to that standard.”

The Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio will bring its smooth, classical music sounds to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Nov. 8, when they perform as part 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 trio has performed in prestigious venues across the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington and London's Wigmore and Royal Festival halls. The group is known for its humor and witty repartee, which is a trademark of their performances.

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 the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.