KU Percussion Ensemble

Murphy Hall Room 130


Event details

The Department of Music and Dance in the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts presents the KU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Thursday, October 9, 2008 in room 130 of Murphy Hall on the Lawrence campus. The ensemble is directed by Julius Zilinskas, lecturer in percussion at KU. The 14 student ensemble will perform Alborada Del Gracioso by Maurice Ravel for two marimbas; Parade (Xuan) by Guo Wenjing for six gongs; Mudra by Bob Becker for solo prepared drum and percussion ensemble; Trio per Uno by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic; West African Drumming directed by Dylan Bassett played on original African drums; and Stick Schtick by Chris Brooks for eight hard wood poles. "The audience will hear a variety of sounds, especially in Parade, which is written for six gongs and played with mallets and sticks," Zilinskas said. "It's impressive how many different sounds can be produced with a single gong or all of the gongs together." Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the KU Percussion Ensemble, please contact the Music and Dance Department at (785) 864-3436.


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