The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the FSU Percussion Ensemble on Thursday, May 5, 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 percussion ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Horner, will perform the short, yet intricate “Fanfare” by Jeffrey Grubbs, inspired by percussively driven action-adventure films of the past; the fun, ragtime work “The Easy Winners” by Scott Joplin, performed by three marimbas and a xylophone; and Drew Hunter’s “Heavy Metal,” featuring cymbals, tam-tams, bells, triangles and more.
The program also includes “Trio per Uno” by Nebojsa Zivkovic that includes three players standing around one bass drum, each player also having his own drum. Closing out the concert will be the percussion ensemble classic, Thomas Gauger’s dynamic and colorful “Portico” and the vibrant “Bound for Marakesh” by Chris Brooks, with its sections of dense rhythmic structures.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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