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March 2007

Release Date: March 29, 2007

Percussion Ensemble Drums Up Spring Concert

Angelo State University’s Percussion Ensemble and special guests will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the University Auditorium.

The program will spotlight on the marimba, a xylophone-type instrument, and will also include a percussion version of jazz musician Pat Metheny’s “ First Circle” adapted by Daniel Smithiger, ASU music lecturer and director of the ensemble.

Highlights of the evening will be performances by guest percussionist Erick Saoud, who plays frequently with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and a marimba band from Central High School. Saoud’s marimba talents will be featured in a performance of Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble” accompanied by the ASU ensemble. The Central band will perform “Dill Pickles.”

The ASU Percussion Ensemble is made up of the finest percussionists on campus, including students majoring in percussion, music, math and history.

The concert is open free to the public. University Auditorium is located in the Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave N.

For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.