Classical Jam visits Behrend’s World Music Class

On Wednesday evening, November 11, Classical Jam met with a group of students from Kelly Armor’s world music class in Penn State Behrend’s Metzgar Center. The group discussed the importance of rhythm in the tango and the varying patterns found in traditional and contemporary styles. Here are some photos from the event.

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A Visit to the Vault

In two days, this Wednesday, Classical Jam will fill McGarvey Commons with the sound of the Tango. This will mark a return visit for the ensemble, having first appeared on the Logan Series in 2012. For two members of the group, the connection to the series goes back a bit further. In 2002, flutist Marco Granados and pianist Pablo Zinger performed together as 2/3 of Triangulo. A visit to the Music at Noon Video Vault brings us this lively selection.

Please join us Wednesday at noon when Marco and Pablo, along with Wendy Law, Justin Hines, and Simon Gallo bring Classical Jam to McGarvey Commons.

The Tango of Piazzolla

On next week’s program, Classical Jam will feature several pieces by the legendary Astor Piazzolla. Here’s a video of their arrangement of Libertango, one of his most popular.

Join us one week from today in McGarvey Commons for this free noon event.

The Brasil Guitar Duo visits Diehl

On Wednesday, October 14, the Brasil Guitar Duo visited Diehl Elementary School courtesy of The Logan Series. Douglas and Joao met with 5th-8th graders at 9 a.m. and with K-4th graders at 9:45. They shared stories and music from Brasil. One of the pieces the students enjoyed was the traditional song Tico, Tico.

Each of our groups pays a visit to the school following their Music at Noon performances. The Diehl Eagles are looking forward to November when they will welcome Classical Jam.