Concordia Presents Day of Percussion
Mar 23, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. DAVID P. EYLER, professor, Music
(218) 299-3285 Ext. 332
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA PRESENTS DAY OF PERCUSSION
The Concordia College Music Organizations and Department of Music will present the 21st annual Day of Percussion beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, in Memorial Auditorium on the Moorhead, Minn., campus. Featured guests include Timothy Adams Jr., Tommy Igoe and Fubuki Daiko. The day’s activities include clinics and performances; a Concordia Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Choir concert, with guest soloist Dr. Jay Hershberger, at 4 p.m.; and the Performing Arts Series’ presentation of Fubuki Daiko.
Igoe, one of the world’s most in-demand drummers and educators, created and leads the hottest live music event in New York City, “The Birdland Big Band.” He forever changed drumset pedagogy with his “Groove Essentials,” used by more than 250,000 drummers and educators around the world. Adams, currently professor of percussion at the University of Georgia, has played in concert halls all over the world as principal timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Fubuki Daiko (Blizzard Drums) catapults Japanese drumming into the 21st century creating a unique experience that is part athleticism, part dance and all rhythm. Their performance appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds.
All activities and performances throughout the day are free and open to the public with the exception of the Fubuki Daiko performance. For tickets to Fubuki Daiko, visit www.ConcordiaTickets.com or call the Office of Cultural Events at (218) 299-4366