As Heard on Your Local Public Radio Station

Last week, my radio was tuned to our local National Public Radio affiliate. It was mid-afternoon and Performance Today was being broadcast. The selection in progress was captivating; a cello and guitar duo. Upon hearing the conclusion, I was only mildly surprised to find out that I was listening to Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur, our performers on Thursday’s Music at Noon concert.

If you’re a fan of PT, there’s a good chance you’ve heard this week’s performers on air before. If you’d like to check out one of guitarist Brad Richter’s compositions at the Performance Today website, you can follow this link, click on “Hour Two” and find Fragments Transcending at the 41:45 mark.

Richter Uzur Duo on Performance Today

Introducing Richter Uzur Duo!


The Richter Uzur Duo plays a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter are each master musicians of the highest caliber with global solo careers, major international awards and intensive training from two of the world’s most lauded musical institutions (The Moscow Conservatory and The Royal College of Music respectively). They also delved into folk and world music, eventually setting those interests aside to pursue their classical concert careers. For more information click here. You can also visit the Penn State website. Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 31st to hear them perform in the McGarvey Commons. Admission is free and lunches welcome!

PROGRAM CHANGE: Canellakis – Brown Duo to Perform Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s Music at Noon performance will be presented by the Canellakis-Brown Duo.

Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” (Time Out New York), the Canellakis-Brown Duo has been captivating audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances: cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown present innovative programs that combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements.

We are extremely indebted to Nicholas Canellakis and Michael Brown for their willingness to step in at the last moment to present an exciting program of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Please join us to hear these exceptional performers tomorrow in McGarvey Commons.

Canellakis Brown Duo

Meet Nicolas Altstaedt

He won’t have the accompaniment of a full orchestra but you can hear Mr. Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Lonquich perform in McGarvey Commons Tuesday, February 23rd at noon. As always, admission is free and lunches are welcome.