by News Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 27, 2013 – The Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Shane Mizicko, will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.
Continuing the tradition of offering an exciting and eclectic percussion program, this concert offers something for everyone.
From American composers Nathan Daughtrey, David Macbride and Michael Burritt to the work of Australian composer Nigel Westlake, the ensemble will perform works for xylophones, marimbas, multiple drums, cymbals and 50-plus other percussion instruments. The ensemble will also play an arrangement of Kansas City native and ragtime composer/performer Charles Johnson’s “Dill Pickles” for xylophone solo and marimba band.
To change the overall atmosphere of the concert, the Steel Drum Band will take the audience to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago with steel pan arrangements of the 1980s hits, “Hot, Hot, Hot” and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
The concert will conclude by featuring the work of Afro-Cuban and Latin American percussion and drum set guest artist, Matt Henry. Henry, the ensemble, and the addition of saxophone, trombone and electric bass will perform unique and original arrangements of Paul Desmond’s “Take Five” and Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia.”
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.