Von Hansen, Guest Artist Percussion Recital at Laidlaw Jan. 30

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Von Hansen

The USA Percussion Ensemble is proud to host Dr. Von Hansen as guest artist and clinician at USA on Wednesday, January 30. He will present a clinic that is free and open to the public at 2:30 p.m., followed by an evening concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Dr. Hansen is a performer, composer, educator and multi-media artist. He is strongly focused on developing new music and specializes in works combining percussion and electronics. Dr. Hansen believes in engaging with people through composition, performance, commissioning new works, creating interactive musical video games, and collaborating with musical and visual artists. As the President of the Kansas Percussive Arts Society and a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Technology Committee, Dr. Hansen is committed to increasing the educational opportunities for percussionists. He has presented concerts and master classes at various universities and conferences including The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Electronic Music Midwest, The Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance, The Kansas and Oklahoma Days of Percussion, The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and SEAMUS. Dr. Hansen frequently performs with the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Chamber Chorale, The Wichita Grand Opera, and local jazz and theatre gigs. He is a member of the Great Plains Percussion Group and MapMusik, a collective of musical and visual artists presenting works that engage communities around Kansas. Dr. Hansen is sponsored by Vic Firth Sticks and Black Swamp Percussion. Dr. Hansen's appearance is sponsored by the USA Student Government Association and the Department of Music.

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). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. 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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