The Cameron University Department of Music will present the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) in concert on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. Also appearing will be the CU Pan Express, Cameron’s steel drum ensemble. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, members of the military and senior citizens. Cameron University students, faculty and staff with CU ID are admitted at no charge. A reception in the theatre foyer hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will follow the concert.
Now in its 39th year, CUPE includes both percussion majors and non-majors and is conducted by Dr. James Lambert, Chair of the Department of Music.
Current members include Jake Downing, Poteau; Gus Echols, Max Mortson, Duncan; Trenton Ford, Britnie Mendenhall, Lawton; Lilah Gilmore, Iowa Park, Texas; Tyler Reeves, Denton, Texas; and Bryan Sostre, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. They will be featured in a variety of percussion repertoire by contemporary composers.
CUPE will perform “Bolero” by Eustasio Rosales and arranged by Clair Omar Musser; “Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble” by John Beck and featuring timpani soloist Lilah Gilmore; “County Clare” by David Steinquest; Dave Grusin’s “Memphis Stomp” arranged by David Steinquest; “Back Talk” by Harry Breuer featuring xylophone soloist Gus Echols; and “Quiet” by David MacBride.
The CU Pan Express will perform “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente; “Under the Boardwalk,” the 1964 hit for the Drifters, arranged by Josh Smith; Frankie Valli’s chart-topping hit, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You;” the Paul McCartney-penned Beatles classic, “And I Love Her.” arranged by Grant Johnson; and Henry Mancini’s iconic “Peter Gunn.”
October 20, 2014