NYC-based Threefifty Duo Headed to Marywood

Published on Fri, February 03, 2012

Threefifty Duo's music has been described as "classically influenced post-rock," as guitarists Brett Pernell and Geremy Schulick seamlessly weave their contemporary rock sensibilities into the rich fabric of classical guitar.

On Saturday, February 4, Threefifty Duo will be performing at Marion Chapel at the Swartz Center on the campus of Marywood University. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 general, $10 for Classical Guitar Society members and students.

Charles Truitt, M.A., assistant professor of music and long-time guitarist, says with their classical-rock blend, Threefifty Duo will appeal to both rock and classical music fans alike.

"Having a concert like this is very different for us because [Threefifty Duo] allows different influences to penetrate their music," Truitt said. "We hope that this will help to widen our audience."

Peppered with a few classical standards—such as a piece by Bach—Threefifty Duo's set is composed of mostly original compositions. Songs like "Home" and "You Make Me Not Want to Leave" seamlessly blend the duo's love for classical and rock, resulting in an infectious original sound.

Pernell and Schulick met in the halls of The Yale School of Music and have performed all over the United States and the United Kingdom. They have written and produced two albums, the self-titled "Threefifty Duo" and their sophomore effort, "Circles."

"It shouldn't be a hard concert to listen to for someone who is accustomed to classical music," Truitt said. "There should be something there for everyone."

For more information about Threefifty Duo, please contact Charles Truitt, M.A., assistant professor of music, at (570) 348-6268 x2530 or