Shane Mizicko Faculty Percussion Recital Feb. 10 at River Campus



Jan. 26, 2009 – Shane Mizicko, director of percussion at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Mizicko will be performing on a large variety of percussion instruments including everything from traditional tom-tom drums and cymbals to almglocken (essentially tuned cow bells) and Thai gongs.

Standard percussion works by such composers as Marta Ptaszynska, Ney Rosauro, Philip Parker, and Blake Tyson will be performed.

“‘Beneath the Canopy’ by Philip Parker is a beautiful and lyrical composition as well as an exciting composition that depicts several different impressions of the rain forest,” Mizicko said. “It is scored for a large array of percussion instruments (performed by a single percussionist) and solo flute.  The movements being performed on this concert are ‘The Forest Beckons,’ ‘Rivers Gently Flowing,’ and ‘Python Dance.’”

This performance will also contain several chamber music pieces featuring Jackson High School percussion teacher Chris Crawford, percussion, Southeast faculty Paul Thompson, flute, and members of the Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble.


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 at all MetroTix outlets, online at keyword, “percussion” or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.