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Department of Music to present University of North Texas Percussion, Gamelan Ensemble

Nov. 5, 2009 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the University of North Texas Percussion and Gamelan Ensemble Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. 

The concert will open with the University of North Texas Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Ed Smith.  They will perform “Beleganjur,” a Balinese traditional, arranged by Ed Smith, “Kebyar Susun” by I Wayan Gandra, and “Triputangan” by Poovalur Sriji, also arranged by Ed Smith. 

The program will continue with the UNT Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mark Ford.  The performance will include “The Surface of Life” by Mark Ford, featuring Matt Jordan on vibraphone, “Barely Breathing” by Brett William Dietz, “Journey for Marimba, Piano and Percussion Ensemble” by Matthew Coley, featuring Noriko Tsugakoshi on marimba, the premier performance of “Love Songs” by David Skidmore, and “Marimba Heritage” by Mark Ford, conducted by Brett William Dietz. 

For more information about the concert or the Arkansas State University music program, please feel free to contact the music office at (870) 972-2094.

--ASU Public Relations student intern Sara Hulett assisted in the preparation, editing, and online design and formatting of this release.



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