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Arts / Entertainment

World Percussion Concert Oct. 28

October 26, 2009

The concert will explore a wide range of countries, instruments and grooves, featuring the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts 

Colorado State University School of the Arts presents the World Percussion Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.

The concert will explore a wide range of countries, instruments and grooves, featuring the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Percussion Ensemble to perform

The Freshman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Shilo Stroman, uses instruments traditionally found in western art music. 

The music of John Cage

The concert begins with two traditional Mexican marimba pieces, followed by a performance of John Cage's Living Room Music. Much of Cage's work focuses on  "chance compositions" made from everyday objects transformed into instruments. The rest of the concert includes a performance by the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble. 

Compositions of creatively-used instruments and poetry

John Cage's Living Room Music is a quartet for creatively unspecified musical instruments that would typically be found in a living room. Consisting of four movements -- to Begin, Story, Melody, and End -- the work incorporates objects like magazines, books, cardboard, and window frames. The second movement is a speech quartet, accompanied by beat boxing, form the poem, The World is Round by Gertrud Stein. 

Tickets

  • $10 for the public
  • $5 for Colorado State students
  • $1 for youth ages 2 to 17

Purchase tickets in advance at the Lory Student Center Campus Box Office, by calling (970) 491-4TIX, or online at csutix.com

Nurturing and sustaining the arts

The School of the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society. 

Learn more about the School of the Arts.


Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: jennifer.clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3603