Cameron University Percussion Ensemble and Pan Express take the stage

The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) and the CU Pan Express, Cameron’s steel drum ensemble, will take the stage for a lively concert on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Cameron University faculty, students and staff will be admitted free with proper identification. A reception hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will occur immediately following the concert.

CUPE is conducted by Dr. James Lambert, Professor of Music, and includes both percussion majors and non-majors. Current members are Lorenzo Butler, Peter Macias, Britnie Mendenhall, Tyler Pollock, Noah Polynice, Lawton; Jake Downing, Poteau; Gus Echols, Duncan; Lilah Gilmore, Iowa Park, Texas; Paul Martin, Cache; and Tyler Reeves, Denton, Texas.

The concert will feature “Layers” by Lynn Glassock; “Recuerdos de Alhambra” and “Trot en Guelga,” two Guatemalan marimba ensemble compositions arranged by Dr. David Vincent; “Catching Shadows,” a marimba duet by Ivan Trevino featuring Reeves and Gilmore; the fourth movement from Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba  and Percussion Ensemble,” featuring  Gilmore as marimba soloist;

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless “Hello, Young Lovers,” arranged for percussion ensemble by Rolando Morales-Matos and featuring Echols on vibraphone; and “Suite for Solo Drumset” by David Mancini, featuring Reeves on drumset. The Cameron University Pan Express will perform “Mo Java” by Lalo Davila, Spiro Gyra’s “Morning Dance” and the calypso favorite “Flag Woman!”

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.


October 20, 2015