Pipe Band Joins Percussion Ensemble in Concert
The Alma College Percussion Ensemble presents its annual spring concert, with a program that features a guest marimbist and the newly formed Alma College Pipe Band.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17 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 Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of music, including traditional chamber works, world music, jazz and steel drum music, says faculty director Dave Zerbe.
The Alma College Pipe Band performs at the inauguration of President Jeff Abernathy in the Art Smith Arena.
“Our concert will feature a special performance by Michelle Martin, who along with members of the Percussion Ensemble will be recording a compact disc of the music of American composer Gitta Steiner,” says Zerbe.
“Then the Pipe Band, complete with a percussion section, will perform its competition medley that the band is preparing for the Highland Festival Pipe Band Competition and the U.S. Open Pipe Band Championship,” says Zerbe.
The program also will feature the debut of the Liberal Arts Steel Band, which is comprised of non-music majors at Alma College.
The Jazz Percussion and Steel Drum Ensemble will perform Chick Corea’s “Got a Match,” Christopher Foe’s “Sparks,” Andy Narrell’s “The Songlines” and Bill Potts’ “Big Swing Face.”
Posted: Mon, April 11th, 2011 at 1:12PM