UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
April 8, 2013
CONTACT: Dr. Blake Tyson (501) 450-5263; firstname.lastname@example.org
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE SET FOR APRIL 17 CONCERT
By Spencer Mercy
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Percussion Ensemble will be in concert on Wednesday, April 17, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.
“There’s a huge variety of music in the concert, and it will be filled with amazing sounds and great performances,” said Dr. Blake Tyson, associate professor of percussion.
The program includes “Palace of Nine Perfections” by Eric Ewazen; “Corps-tet” by Thom Hasenpflug and “Finding Hope” by Andrew Harnsberger, as well as music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich and American xylophone virtuoso George Hamilton Green.
The UCA Percussion Ensemble is made up of more than 20 percussion majors.
“These concerts are the end result of a great deal of rehearsal by the students,” Tyson said. “They learn both new pieces and established repertoire. They also learn how to be more effective performers. As a result of these experiences, they will become better teachers, as well.
“I hope the students find inspiration in the work they are doing, and I hope their performances inspire the audience to explore new music and new ideas.”
For more information, contact Tyson at (501) 450-5263 or email@example.com.