Percussion Ensemble Fall Concerts Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, also featuring the Jag' Drumline and Front Ensemble


Posted on October 31, 2014 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Percussion Ensemble in concert

The University of South Alabama Percussion Ensemble will perform their Fall Concerts on November 3 and November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. This term the USAPE, directed by Luis Rivera, will feature the percussion music of composer Adam Silverman.  Silverman's compositions feature a broad variety of instrumental and vocal settings. This concert will showcase Silverman's first two percussion ensemble pieces, Gasoline Rainbow for percussion octet, and Quick Blood for percussion quartet.
 
The remainder of the program will consist of Blue Burn by Joe Tompkins (drum quintet), Once, in a Grove of Tamarisk by Christopher Adler (mallet trio), Fractalia by Owen Clayton Condon (percussion quartet), and the award-winning percussion octet titled Benjamin Seeing Tessellations by junior percussion major Luke Smith.  The Fall Concerts will conclude with an outdoor finale at the fountain by the Jaguar Drumline and Front Ensemble.
 
Adam Silverman's most frequently performed works have been for opera, percussion ensemble, and cello (including many compositions for accompanied and unaccompanied solo cello, and both original works and arrangements for cello choirs). Most recently, he has composed a string of concertos: one for saxophone and wind ensemble, one for marimba and wind ensemble, and a double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. 
 
Tickets for these Musical Arts Series events will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.
 
Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.
 
Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event!  Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu.  Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert!  (Pass Holders only please!  Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)
 
For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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