The Frostburg State University Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will begin with a tribute to the xylophone traditions of eastern Africa. The ensemble will perform Emmanuel Sejourne’s “Akadinda,” capturing the intricacies of this performing style by featuring three players on one marimba. Student conductors Katherine Campanile and Amanda Kiser will direct “The Winding River,” performed by Tom O’Connor, and “Animations” by David Steinquest.
A transcription of a Bela Fleck favorite, “UFO Tofu,” will also be performed. This healthy arrangement makes extensive use of mallet percussion instruments and unusual metric patterns. The final selection will be “Exploration of Time for Six Percussionists” by Eckhard Kopetzki.
For more information, contact the FSU Music Department at 301-687-4109.
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