Percussion Ensemble Presents Annual Fall Concert at River Campus

by News Bureau on Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 9, 2012 – 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. 23 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. 

During the first half of this percussion extravaganza, listeners will hear traditional drum works such as Thom Hasenpflug’s aggressive and articulate work, entitled “Bicksa,” for percussion quartet and Blake Tyson’s “Cloud Forest” for solo marimba and percussion ensemble. A beautiful mallet arrangement of Claude Debussy’s piano work, “Children’s Corner,” will also be performed. 

The second half of the concert will feature the 25-member drum line and front ensemble of the Golden Eagles Marching Band performing portions of their 2012 season repertoire as well as a combined performance with the percussion ensemble in an arrangement of “La Vida Es Un Carnaval,” as recorded by Celia Cruz.

Latin works will be interspersed throughout the concert: “Sweet Rio,” by Arthur Lipner, “Bomba É,” by Rolando Morales-Matos, and “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.” 

Tickets Are On Sale Now.

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 www.RiverCampusEvents.com.