Baylor's Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band To Perform Nov. 12

Nov. 11, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Percussion Ensemble and the Baylor Steel Band -- a "spin-off" group of percussion students -- will perform a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Todd Meehan, visiting lecturer in percussion, is director of the Percussion Ensemble. The Steel Band is led by Michelle Friel and Josh Schusterman.

The Percussion Ensemble will open the program with a Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich and Pulse by Henry Cowell, followed by Nigel Westlake's Omphalo Centric Lecture, Heterorhythmix by Tokuhide Niimi and Third Construction by John Cage.

The nine-member Baylor Steel Band will play three pieces -- Boogsie Sharp's Sunset, Ray Obiedo's La Samba and Ray Holman's My Band.

Meehan is serving a one-year appointment at Baylor, while pursuing his doctoral of musical arts degree at Yale University as a student of Robert van Sice. Meehan holds a master's degree from Yale and his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas.

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

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