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Sunday concert features percussion duo "Coalescence"

March 18, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Judy Moonert and Greg Secor, two of the region's more visible percussionists, come together to present a Faculty Artist Series recital of works for percussion duo.

Together, under the name "Coalescence," Moonert and Secor will present their series premier duo-recital of works by Steve Reich, Wayne Seigel and Andy Pape, and steel drum arrangements of music by Sting.

General admission tickets are $10, and tickets for students and senior citizens are $5. Tickets are available at the door and in advance through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Moonert is an associate professor of music at Western Michigan University, where she serves as the director of percussion studies. She is principal percussionist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with Fontana Chamber Arts. A frequent soloist, Moonert has appeared in concerts and performances throughout the Midwest. In March 2004, she and Secor performed together as a duo with the Opus 21--Music Without Boundaries ensemble at Merkin Hall in New York City.

Secor is a member of the adjunct music performance faculty at Grand Valley State University and Hope College, and has been a percussionist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra since 1989, as well as an extra percussionist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Secor heads the GVSU Percussion Ensemble, and is founder/director of the university's Steelband. He is a frequent steel drum performer with his group Pangea and with Soundwaves Percussion Quartet.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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