Scott O'Toole Guest Artist Percussion Jan. 17


Posted on January 9, 2015 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Scott O'Toole

Scott O'Toole will present a Guest Artist Percussion Recital at USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature new works for solo percussion which expand the traditions of classical music and presentation of percussion instruments, some of which include pieces by Kenneth Frazelle, Amir Zaheri and Timothy Harrenda.

Tickets for this Department of Music concert 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.

About the performer

Scott O’Toole expands the traditions of classical music with solo and collaborative performances featuring solo percussion.  Scott’s passion lies in the creation and performance of new work. To date he has commissioned 10 new works featuring solo percussion from renowned composers including Kenneth Frazelle, Amir Zaheri, and Timothy Harrenda. Scott recently won the National Federation of Music Club’s National Contest for Solo Percussion. Scott is active as a concerto soloist, having won the concerto competitions at both his undergraduate and graduate schools performing Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra by Joseph Schwantner and Concerto for Marimba and Strings by Emmanuel Sejourne.  Scott is an in-demand recital soloist across the United States. In addition to giving concerts, Scott has composed and performed pieces for several dance companies including 87 Dance Productions, the UNCSA School of Dance, the UA School of Dance, and Swinging with Simone. 
 
Scott has received a Master’s of Music Degree from the University of Alabama studying with Dr. Timothy Feeney, and a Bachelors of Music Degree from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts studying with John R. Beck.

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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 and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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