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|SOUTHEASTERN STUDENTS PLAN PERCUSSION CONCERT
HAMMOND -- Drums, marimbas,
kettle drum set, snare drum and tom-toms will all be featured in the Percussion
Class Concert to be held in the Southeastern Louisiana University Pottle
Music Building band room on Tuesday, December 3.
The 7:30 p.m. concert is free
and will include solos and duets in a variety of styles performed by Southeastern
percussion students, said percussion instructor Terrance Mahady.
“The highlight of the concert,”
Mahady said, “is a rousing vibraphone and marimba duet” by graduate student
Kevin Estoque of New Orleans and Dale Rhodes of Slidell.
“They did a bang-up duet performance
of Brahm’s ‘Hungarian Dance No. 5' at last year’s concert,” Mahady said.
This year the pair will team up for “Carousel,” which he said features
“fast and furious running passages and mellow improvised solos.”
The concert will begin with Angie
native Rachel Pittman’s performance of a movement from William Kraft’s
“French Suite” for multiple tom-toms. The marimba, which Mahady described
as “a large and more mellow relative of the xylophone,” will be played
with four mallets by Rhodes, Ian Perkins of Zachary, and Andrew Robin of
Mandeville. Estoque will use the two mallet marimba technique in his performance
of the first movement from the “Creston Marimba Concertino.”
The concert will also include
solos by Robin on a traditional marching snare drum, and Perkins, who will
perform a sonatina for timpani. Estoque will play a four timpani piece
“composed of rhythmic patters which evolve through a technique called ‘metric
modulation,’” Mahady said.
Marc Marullo of Mandeville will
perform his own composition, “Starr Time.” “This is an improvised solo
for drum set based on Beatle Ringo Starr’s only recorded drum solo,” Mahady
For additional information about
the concert or Southeastern’s percussion program, contact Mahady at 985-549-2184.
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