The Frostburg State University Percussion Ensemble will present its Spring Concert on Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. The concert will be held in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
The FSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ronald Horner, has been a favorite of many who have heard performances given in concert tours which have taken the group throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The Ensemble performs a variety of compositional styles, including avant-garde, popular transcriptions and novelty works.
This performance will include music by John Bergamo, Edward Freytag, Joan Tower, Mark Ford, Sven-David Sandström and Arthur Lipner. “Grand Ambulation of the B-flat Zombies” by John Bergamo is a composition reminiscent of the works of Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention band. Edward Freytag’s “Death by Ooga Booga” is based in rhythms that eventually led to the Afro-Cuban style of Guaguanco. “Head Talk” by Mark Ford uses five performers playing on drum heads only; visual effects and choreography make the piece as much fun to watch as it is to hear. “Kroumata Pieces” by Swedish composer Sven David Sandström was written for the Kroumata Percussion Ensemble and will be the decibel highlight of the evening. The program will conclude with a Caribbean-flavored selection: “Lime Juice” by Arthur Lipner.
For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at (301) 687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.