GREENVILLE, PA—Thiel College is proud to present Lauren Pelon in concert on Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m., in the David Johnson Memorial Chapel.
This unique concert, titled “The Living Roots of Music,” will feature music from the first to the 21st centuries on a variety of common and seldom-heard instruments, including lute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, doucaine, Kiowa courting flute, synthesizers, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard. Pelon also traces the story of music and tells stories about the development of instruments throughout history while performing her original songs and ballads from ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and contemporary Africa and Middle East.
Pelon has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. In her most recent overseas tour, Pelon presented concerts throughout New Zealand and Australia. She has also performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras, on television specials and with Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
“I am fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music,” says Pelon. “I especially enjoy doing these programs because they differ from ordinary concert performances. They offer not only an opportunity to listen to music, but also a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people all over the world.”
The program is presented by Thiel College Department of Performing Arts in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association Festival, which is being held at Thiel from Jan. 24 through 26.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-589-2149.