ERIE, Pa. — The Dorian Wind Quintet has performed in 48 states. The ensemble has toured Europe 18 times and played concerts in the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. In 1981, the group became the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.
TIME Magazine hailed the group as “one of chamber music's most sparkling and eloquent ensembles.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Erie residents will get to see the group live when it performs at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, as part of Music at Noon: The Logan Series. The concert 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.
Since being formed in 1961, the Dorian Wind Quintet has collaborated with numerous well-known artists and commissioned nearly 40 works of wind chamber music. The ensemble's commission of George Perle’s Wind Quintet No. 4 won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1986, the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a wind quintet.
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 and Culture Project Grant, made possible by community contributions to the Combined Arts and Cultural Campaign and the Erie Arts Endowment.
For more information about The Logan Series or the Dorian Wind Quintet’s appearance, contact series director Gary Viebranz at 814-898-6289 or email [email protected].