Brazilian Percussionist to Perform at Southeast Feb. 25

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 11, 2010 – Ney Rosauro, Brazilian percussionist and composer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.Accompanying Rosauro will be the Southeast Percussion Ensemble directed by Dr. Shane Mizicko, professor of applied percussion.   Pieces to be featured on the program will be “Mother Earth, Father Sky,” a work for eight players, “Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble,” “Fred No Frevo,” and many other works for solo marimba or vibraphone.Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rosauro has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue.With his unique style of writing which combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms, he utilizes the rich elements of Brazilian folklore to create stylized compositions that are full of life and fantasy, and have been enchanting audiences all over the world.His more than 50 compositions and method books have become standard in the percussion repertoire, and his “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra” is the most popular percussion concerto of all time and has been performed more than1,200 times by distinguished orchestras worldwide. His nine CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.As soloist and pedagogue he has done courses, solo concerts and performances with orchestras in Brazil, Cuba, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, China, Japan and the United States.From 1987 until 2000 Rosauro directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil. From 2000 until 2009 he was director of percussion studies at the University of Miami in Florida.  Currently, he is a freelance artist and composer.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for faculty, staff and seniors; $3 for Southeast and high school students; and $3.50 for Southeast Missouri Music Academy students. For more ticket information, contact the River Campus Box Office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at (573) 651-2265 or MetroTix at (800) 293-5949 or MetroTix.com.