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November 2002

Release Date: November 11, 2002

Brass, Percussion Ensembles to Perform Nov. 14 at ASU

The Angelo State University Brass and Concert Percussion Ensembles perform a variety of musical styles and genres in their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in University Auditorium. These groups will present works ranging from Baroque music to today's cutting-edge compositions in an engaging repertoire with something for everyone.

The performance is open free to the public. As with previous concerts, the Concert Percussion Ensemble will offer a diverse repertoire with music for drumheads without shells, sticks without drums and concertos without orchestras. Flowing melodies, soft rhythmic accompaniments and rich sounds of harmony also will be highlighted in the performance.

The innovative arrangements and unusual instrumentation are characteristic of a typical ASU Percussion Ensemble performance. Dr. Doug Overmier, assistant professor of music, directs the ensemble. The ASU Brass Ensemble will perform some of the best works from the standard repertoire for brass quintet. Comprised of five of the school's top brass players, the ensemble will perform pieces that span almost 300 years of music. From the English master Henry Purcell and the virtuosic Russian brass music of Victor Ewald to songs from the golden age of MGM musicals, the brass ensemble appeals to a broad range of tastes.

Directed by assistant professor of music Dr. John Irish, the ensemble performs regularly throughout the community and will be featured during the ASU Choir concert Nov. 21 at First Presbyterian Church.

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

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