Event info

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm



Meadows Percussion Ensemble

The Meadows Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jon D. Lee, presents its fall concert of new and classic works for percussion. The program opens with Christopher Rouse’s brutal Ku-Ka-Ilimoku, a savage, propulsive dance representing the Hawaiian god of war. The program will also include the world premiere of The Elysian Drift, a new work by SMU composition faculty member Lane Harder. Another featured work will be Kevin Bobo’s Hemispheres, an exploration of musical styles found throughout the world – Indonesia, India, Cuba, Spain, Japan and parts of West Africa. Two works by composer and UNT percussion professor Christopher Deane, a friend of the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, will also be performed. One is the intense Pyriphlegethon, a sonic representation of traveling down a river of fire, with multiple sound effects to illustrate the journey. The second is Deane’s recent Marimba Quartet #2, a work consisting of three broad canons and inspired by the rotations of spheres. On the lighter side, senior Del Cook will be featured as a xylophone soloist premiering a ragtime solo composed by his grandmother.


For more information call 214.768.2787 or visit www.facebook.com/meadowspercussionensemble.