Two Music Groups to Perform Feb. 10-11

The Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall will be the site of a variety of musical venues Feb. 10-11. Performances by The Mostly Live Composers Society and The Axiom Percussion Ensemble will bring a different beat to Truman’s campus.

The Spring Composers Showcase recital will feature The Mostly Live Composers Society at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The 45-minute recital will feature original musical compositions by eight Truman undergraduate and graduate composers. Music will include a variety of vocal and instrumental pieces, and the recital will conclude with a special improvised stage piece.

The recital is free and open to the public. Prepare to be amazed, amused and maybe even a little confused. The Mostly Live Composers Society, a student chapter of the Society of Composers Inc., brings together Truman student musicians and faculty who are interested in creating new concert music for different venues.

The Axiom Percussion Ensemble will follow with a lecture-performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. The New York City-based trio features three of the percussive arts’ finest up-and-coming talents performing original, provocative and intriguing programs on a unique combination of standard, world and new percussion instruments. Artists Michael Eagle, Richard Grimes and Truman alumnus Andrew Beall have joined forces in creating a unique perspective on percussion composition, presentation and performance.

Their lecture-performance will feature discussions on Zimbabwean Mibira, Scottish Side Drumming, the Cimbalom and the West African Shekere. Guest performances include Michael Bump, associate professor of music, and Truman percussion graduate students. Admission is free. For additional information, please contact Bump at or 785.4052.

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