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Percussion Ensemble spring concert April 10

The Illinois State University Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert, titled Kaleidoscope, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in the University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for faculty/staff, and $6 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office.

Photo of ISU Percussion Ensemble members in March 2016.

Members of the ISU Percussion Ensemble in March 2016.

The concert will illuminate the sonic possibilities created by combining a myriad of percussion instruments. The program will open with the Junior Percussion Quartet performing Ritual Music by David Skidmore. Other concert pieces will include Percolative Process by Grammy-winning composer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Hartke; Stephen Taylor’s Everywhere Entangled, a composition inspired by the sci-fi novel Galileo’s Dreams by Kim Stanley Robinson; the chamber works Twilight, by Swedish composer Tobias Broström, and Gravity, by Marc Mellits; and Brian Nozny’s Have You Ever Seen the Grand Canyon?

The ISU Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of School of Music faculty members David Collier and Ben Stiers. For further information on the concert, contact David Collier by e-mail at dcollier@ilstu.edu. If you will need a special accommodation, please contact the music office at music@ilstu.edu or call (309) 438-7631.

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