CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 8, 2013 – The Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Shane Mizicko, associate professor of music, will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.
The concert will feature the Southeast drumline and front ensemble with special guests The Phi Beta Sigma Stepteam.
Pieces performed will include the uplifting “The Bells” by English composer William Byrd and “The Edge of the World” by modern composer Nathan Daughtrey. Aaron Fox is a student conductor. He will direct “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” a religious piece composed by George Elvey, percussion-based “Sizzle” by Daughtrey and Claude Debussy’s piano piece “Danse.”
The Phi Beta Sigma Stepteam will perform the modern pieces “The Marimba Quartet” by Daniel Levitan and “The Earth Dances” by Frank Wiley. The Southeast drum line and front ensemble will perform “Cadence ’98” by John Brennan. Other pieces will include “In the Stone,” “Go Southeast” and “Southeast Fight Song 1.”
Other pieces in the lineup are renditions of songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, including “Give It Away” and “Breaking the Girl.” Southeast drum major Rachel Bagot will present “Naked in the Rain.” Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird” will close the performance.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets may also be purchased online at RiverCampusEvents.com.