Percussion Ensemble Performing Oct. 28

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 29, 2008 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music is proud to present the Southeast Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Under the direction of Shane Mizicko, director of percussion studies, the percussion ensemble performs a wide variety of repertoire representing many eras, styles and composers.

Featured on this program will be the music of John Cage’s 1940 theatrical work “Living Room Music,” Steve Reich’s 1973 minimalistic work “Music for Pieces of Wood” and a beautiful mallet arrangement of Robert Schumann’s 1838 piano work “Dreaming.”  

The concert will conclude with the Southeast Missouri State University Golden Eagles Marching Band’s drum line and front ensemble. 

“The 28 member drum line and front ensemble will ‘lift the roof’ off of Bedell as they play portions of their 2008 field show,” Mizicko said.

The Percussion Ensembles includes seven snare drums, three sets of multi-toms, five bass drums, five sets of cymbals, and eight mallet and auxiliary players performing on bells, xylophones, vibraphones and marimbas.

Tickets

May be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets may also be purchased online at metrotix.com or by calling toll-free (800) 293-5949.