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Arts / Entertainment

Percussion Ensemble Concert Nov. 8

November 3, 2009

Eric Hollenbeck, director of the Colorado State Percussion Ensemble, characterizes the Nov. 8 concert as "Fantastic, a lot of fun, and featuring a strong and interesting mix of percussion instruments showing variety and contrast."

Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts

Colorado State University School of the Arts presents a Percussion Ensemble Concert on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.


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

Tickets are available from the Campus Box Office in the Lory Student Center, by phone at (970) 491-4849 or online.

Purchase tickets to the Percussion Ensemble Concert.

Strong and interesting mix

The CSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Eric Hollenbeck, presents a wide range of pieces for a variety of percussion instruments. “The percussion ensemble concert will be fantastic, a lot of fun, and features a strong and interesting mix of percussion instruments showing variety and contrast,” says Hollenbeck.

Wide spectrum of compositions 

  • Sharpened Stick by Brett Dietz, a Native American war song in the “fish-step” style, the dance that originally inspired the Charleston of the 1920s
  • Chameleon Music by Dan Welcher, written for ten conventional percussionists playing parts borrowed from four Mozart Sonatas
  • Splendid Wood by Jennifer Higdon, conveying the construction and sonority of a piece of wood through the tonality of the marimba
  • Marimba Spiritual, composed by Minoru Miki in the early 80s during heightened starvation in Africa  
  • Shifting Cells by CSU’s composer-in-residence, James David

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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. For more information, visit the School of the Arts website.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603