Guest artist joins University Percussion Ensemble in concert

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University Percussion Ensemble

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's University Percussion Ensemble will present a spring concert with guest artist Cristobal Pineda Flores at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

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

Pineda is the head of the percussion program at the National School of Music in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He will be working with WMU students to present traditional Mayan and Garifuna percussion music from Honduras. The percussion ensemble will also perform "The Whole World was Mist Once" by David Farrell, "Fractalia" by Owen Clayton Condon, "Stealing Thunder" for percussion sextet and "Tape" by Robert Paterson, "Six" for mallet sextet by Ivan Trevino, movements from "The Stone Tapestry" for percussion, and electronics by Jeff Herriott.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

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

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