Warren County Summer Music School (WCSMS) will host a workshop and concert by "Classical Jam," an eclectic group of musicians, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Warren Area High School auditorium. The event will be attended by all seventh and eighth-grade students in the Warren County School District.
Classical Jam is committed to presenting engaging, lively, and high-caliber performances to diverse audiences, according to Dr. Gary A. Viebranz, director of instrumental ensembles at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and director of the Logan Series there. The appearance of Classical Jam is an ongoing collaboration between Behrend, Logan Series, and Warren County Summer Music School.
"We are very excited to bring this chamber ensemble to the students of the Warren County School District," said Ann Mead, WCSMS director.
Known for the sparklling style and creative concert programs, Classical Jam unites acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians for performances that delight both new and established classical music audiences.
Their wide-ranging repertoire includes traditional classical works, exciting improvisations, commissioned new works, and original compositions. Classical Jam aims to develop a personal relationship between concertgoers, performers, and composers by inviting audiences to share in the process of creation and discovery.
Members (Cyrus Beroukhim, violin, Jessica Meyer, viola; Wendy Law, cello; Marco Granados, flute; and Justin Hines, percussion) perform regularly with Musicians from Marlboro, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Individually, they have appeared as soloists with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra, among others. Along with their dedication to their individual careers, members of the group are also teaching artists at such leading organizations at the Lincoln Center Institute, the New York Philharmonic, the 92nd Street Y and Carnegie Hall, Viebranz explained.
They will perform in Erie on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at noon as part of Penn State Erie's Music at Noon, The Logan Series. The concert will take place in the McGarvey Commons of the Reed Union Building and is free of charge.
There will be no public concert in Warren.