WMU percussion ensemble performance to explore world music

Contact: Emily Plucinak
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WMU's Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Percussion Ensemble will explore world music for the Live and Interactive! concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The ensemble will perform compositions using instruments from around the world including:

  • Bear Talk, a Brazilian pandeiro duo, by N. Scott Robinson.
  • Brazilian Dances by William Hill.
  • Carnatic Variations, a South Indian inspired frame drum octet by N. Scott Robinson.
  • Jose/beFOReJOHN5 by Hollo Aurel, a work representing Spanish flamenco music combined with the traditional xylophone music of Africa.
  • Mambo Mindoro, a high energy piece written by Cal Tjader and arranged by Tony McClutchen for Steel Band.
  • Kuku and Tiriba, traditional West African works for djembe and dhun drum ensemble by M’Bembe Bangoura.

Tickets and more information

The Nov. 12 performance is presented under the auspices of the Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute as part of the Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! series.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! events will be held on Wednesdays in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University. The series will showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student ensembles. Each event starts with a pre-concert talk hosted by Dr. Robert White at 7 p.m. Information about concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or online at wmich.edu/music.

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