University Percussion Ensemble closes concert series

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University Percussion Ensemble member Skye Hookham

KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Percussion Ensemble will perform in the final concert of the 2012–13 Bullock Performance Institute concert series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

University Percussion Ensemble

The ensemble will premiere WMU alumnus Dennis DeSantis' "Buck," commissioned by the Percussion Ensemble and the School of Music as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. The program will also include John Cage's "Credo In Us."

Under the direction of Judy Moonert, the Percussion Ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of contemporary music and is recognized for demonstrating the unique versatility of percussion instruments as well as the musicality of percussion performance. Concert programs include cutting-edge percussion compositions, historically important percussion works and world music. The ensemble has performed throughout Michigan, including concerts at high schools, on local arts series and for Michigan Percussive Arts Society events.

Bullock Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit