Female Violin-Cello-Piano Ensemble to Perform March 20

Music at Noon returns to Penn State Behrend with Trio Nova Mundi concert

What happens when you take three dynamic, female chamber music performers and equip them with a violin, cello, and piano?

See for yourself on Monday, March 20, when Trio Nova Mundi performs at Penn State Behrend 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.

Trio Nova Mundi is an ensemble that includes Maureen Conlon Gutierrez (violin), Elisa Kohanski (cello) and Becky Billock (piano). The trio’s musical training and heritage spans the Americas, and they embrace that heritage by showcasing the music and composers of the New World.

The group’s members have appeared as soloists with several orchestras and have performed in venues that include Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York City and Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany. The trio’s members are all faculty members at Grove City College and serve as the ensemble-in-residence.

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 Trio Nova Mundi’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email gav3@psu.edu.

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