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April 2002

Release Date: April 08, 2002

2nd Annual ASU Night of Percussion Scheduled April 12

Angelo State University's Second Annual Night of Percussion will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the University Auditorium on the ASU campus.

Open free to the public, the concert is unique in the breadth of percussion instruments to be featured. In all, more than 75 different percussion instruments will be used by the five area ensembles participating in the performance.

The renowned ASU Jazz Percussion Group is headlining the performance that also includes Central High School's Keyboard Ensemble, the ASU Concert Percussion Ensemble, the ASU Jazz Combo and the premier of ASU's World Music Ensemble.

ASU music faculty Drs. John Irish and David Curtin will also be appearing on the program. Other performers will include Jim Bode, director of the jazz and percussion programs at Central High School, and pianist Sharon Howard.

Selections include works by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart as well popular contemporary composers like David Gillingham, the Doobie Brothers and Lynn Glassock. The newly founded World Music Ensemble will also present other folk music from various areas of the world.

The performance promises works that range from the most serious of color explorations to the most outlandish noise. This musical variety makes each performance different. Perhaps it is the variety that gives the ensemble mass appeal and special identity to those who have "experienced" a concert.

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