Percussion Ensemble And Steel Band To Perform Oct. 31

Oct. 26, 2004

by Richard Veit

Two of Baylor University's percussion groups, the Baylor Percussion Ensemble and the Baylor Steel Band, will combine to present a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Director of Percussion Studies Todd Meehan leads the Baylor Percussion Ensemble, while the Baylor Steel Band is directed by two of his students, Michelle Friel and Josh Schusterman.

The concert will open with the nine-member percussion ensemble performing the world premiere of Judy Bozone's Kubla Khan, followed by two works by contemporary American composer Steve Reich, Drumming, Part I, and Six Marimbas.

The five-member Baylor Steel Band will play the Khris Dodge transcription of Ray Holman's Samba de Arcata, followed by Tito Puente's Oye Come Va.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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