Duo tierra fría, Guest Artist Percussion Duo in Concert January 22 at Laidlaw

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Brant Blackard and Connor Stevens

The USA Percussion Studio is pleased to host Duo tierra fría in concert on Friday, January 22 at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Duo tierra fría was formed by Brant Blackard and Connor Stevens while both were students at the Eastman School of Music, focusing on performing contemporary music within the percussion duo repertoire as well as presenting their own arrangements of classic repertoire. Tierra Fria has performed at the Eastman School of Music, the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the 2015 Great Plains International Marimba Competition, and the 2015 Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival in Spain. The duo has also performed as part of the Eastman BroadBand Ensemble at the soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy.

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 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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