SUU Percussion Ensemble is Out of this World

Published: November 08, 2018 | Author: Ashley Pollock | Read Time: 1 minutes

SUU Students rehearsing for percussion ensembleThe SUU Percussion Ensemble will perform an exciting concert for the community titled A Sci-Fi Odyssey under the direction of Dr. Lynn Vartan. This concert will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall of the SUU Music Building. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of the percussion ensemble, shares, “This concert has a fun theme - all sci-fi! The concert is centered around a large ensemble piece called Science Fiction that pays homage to old sci-fi films. It even has voice over quotes from old films as well as a film montage that will play with it that shows old sci-fi movie bits! Other pieces include the REM Cycle by Dustin Schulze and The Martian Chronicles by Shaun Tilburg.”   

The SUU Percussion Ensemble consists of both music majors and non-majors and welcomes students with a variety of levels of experience. This ensemble performs historically significant works for percussion, contemporary percussion literature, novelty percussion and traditional non-western percussion music. Several performance opportunities are available to members of the Percussion Ensemble, including concerts, performances and other promotional events for the College of Performing and Visual Arts as well as concerts on and off campus.

Jordan Nielsen, a Music Performance Major with percussion emphasis, explains, “Percussion Ensemble concerts always have something for everyone. This concert is special because of the extremely unique acoustic and electronic instruments that we use. We also have some pieces featuring video tracks. My favorite piece on the program is “Table Music”. This piece is just three people, their hands, and a table.”

Experience an out of this world concert you won’t want to miss with the SUU Percussion Ensemble. For more information, please visit the SUU Music website..

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