Percussion Ensembles Set to Perform

Truman Concert Percussion Ensembles I and II will present the annual “Spring Percussion Extravaganza” concert at 8 p.m. April 11 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

The ensembles are directed by Michael Bump, associate professor of percussion studies, and assisted by Jason Baskin and Vince Wallace, graduate teaching assistants. 

This year’s concert will present “Monuments of Percussion,” featuring some of the most influential and historically significant works ever written for percussion ensemble.

The program includes Edgard Varese’s Ionisation, generally considered the first art piece for percussion ensemble and a landmark merging of science and the industrial world within the musical aesthetic.

The program will also include John Cage’s Third Construction for percussion quartet, complete with conch shell soloist, and Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 5, recognized as the first work for percussion ensemble with recorded electronic sound synthesis. 

Admission is Free. For additional information, contact Bump at
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