UW-Superior Percussion Ensemble performance to feature works from around the world
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department will highlight works from around the world for its Percussion Ensemble concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
The UW-Superior Percussion Ensemble will feature works with African, Japanese and Irish influences, as well as music by minimalist composer Steve Reich, performed on a variety of instruments.
“This concert will feature a full stage of percussion instruments,” said Brett Jones, UW-Superior Professor of Percussion and World Music, and Music Department Chair. “Everything from marimbas, vibraphones, chimes, crotales, timpani, djembes, woodblocks, gongs and a Japanese temple bell built especially for this concert from a 100-pound propane tank.”
UWS music majors Ben Pettit, Johnny Erickson and Matt Niemi will be featured soloing on the vibraphone. The Duluth Superior Symphony Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jones, will also perform.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students. The Thorpe Langley Auditorium is located in Old Main at 1710 Weeks Ave., in Superior. For questions or additional information, call (715) 394-8115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Event link: https://www.uwsuper.edu/calendar/percussion-ensemble_calendar359108203