Percussion Duo Novus Percutere at Laidlaw September 26

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Newly formed percussion duo Novus Percutere, comprised of professors Dr. Justin Alexander (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Dr. Luis Rivera (USA), will be in concert at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Music as Process is the underlying theme of NP's musical selections, featuring works that use rhythm, mathematical formulas, and structural cohesion as the driving forces of musical composition.  The performance will conclude with the World Premiere of a new duet for vibraphone and drum set, written specifically for NP by Texas composer Ivan Trevino entitled Hold Fast. The new commission was funded by over 20 percussionists around the country and a grant from USA's College of Arts and Sciences. The remainder of the program will include percussion works by Steve Reich, Steve Gisby, and Wayne Siegel, as well as featured members of the USA Percussion Ensemble.

Tickets for this Department of Music event 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 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  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 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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