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Department of Music to present University of North Texas Percussion,
Nov. 5, 2009 --
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)
--ASU Public Relations student intern Sara Hulett assisted in the
preparation, editing, and online design and formatting of this release.