Percussion Ensemble Performs Diverse Rhythms
Steel drums, vibes, marimbas, cymbals, chimes, timpani, congas and bells are among the instruments featured in the Alma College Percussion Ensemble’s annual fall concert.
The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10th in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The Alma College Percussion Ensemble
The program will include David Maslanka’s “Crown of Thorns,” Spyro Gyra’s “Para ti Latino,” Pat Metheny’s “Better Days Ahead” and Edgar Varese’s “Ionization.”
“My favorite thing about this concert is the amount of diversity shown in our music,” says student percussionist and Harbor Springs senior Ben Brown. “We cover many different important genres.”
“I love how many different instruments I get to play in so many different songs,” says Oxford sophomore Andrea Woody.
The ensemble is directed by David Zerbe, who “brings out the best in his students,” according to Fenton senior Ryan Tebo.
Those who attend the concert will enjoy the diverse rhythms, beats and tunes, say the student musicians.
“The level of passion each member of the ensemble has for this music makes for a really exciting concert,” says Chesterfield junior Jacob Castillo.
Posted: Fri, November 26th, 2010 at 8:31AM