Thanks to funding by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts, the Cameron Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present special guest performer Ivan Trevino in a free, two-concert event. On Thursday, March 30, Trevino will appear with the CU Percussion Ensemble in the Cameron University Theatre, and on Friday, March 31, he will be the featured performer for CU’s New Music Festival in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public at no charge.
An award-winning composer and performer, Trevino is a musician who wears many hats. A rock drummer at heart, he performs with “Break of Reality,” an international touring percussion and cello quartet. The group has headlined concerts across North America, South America, and Asia and was named a Music Ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 2015. Trevino’s drumming and songwriting with Break of Reality have been heard on NPR, PBS, Huffington Post and Yahoo Music.
His compositions are regularly performed around the world and have become standard repertoire in the field of percussion. A multi-award winning recipient of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contest, Trevino has composed over 30 works for the percussion idiom, many of which were commissioned by leading performers and universities in the field.
Trevino is also an active educator. He is a member of the percussion faculty at Baylor University and frequently attends colleges and universities as a guest artist and lecturer.
His appearance with the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble will include performances of his compositions “2+1,” “Shared Space” and “PUNX.” Trevino will sit in as the featured drumset performer on the latter. Students Gus Echols, Duncan, and Jake Downing, Poteau, will be featured on “2+1” and “Shared Space.”
CUPE will also perform “Spiraling Light” by Nathan Daughtrey, “Yobel” by Jesse Ayers, “No Exit” by Lynn Glassock, and Pat Metheny’s “It’s Just Talk” arranged by Steve Houghton and featuring Echols on solo vibraphone.
CUPE performs under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert. In addition to Echols and Downing, members include Cheyenne Battiest, Duncan; Paul Martin, Cache; Hesston Warden-Ivers, Perry; and Malcolm Gehlbach, Peter Macias, Britnie Mendenhall, Tyler Pollock, Noah Polynice, Lawton.
On Friday, Trevino’s compositions will be the focal point of performance and discussion at the New Music Festival, which engages students and music aficionados in the study, interpretation and performance of new music compositions.
Slated for performance and discussion are several of Trevino’s compositions, including “2+1,” “Anthem,” “Vessels,” and “Strive To Be Happy.” The concert will also feature percussion students Downing, Echols, Martin and Mendenhall.
March 21, 2017