Cameron University Percussion Ensemble to present free concert

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the CU Percussion Ensemble, featuring guest artist/Cameron alumnus John Simon, in concert on Thursday, March 24. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre and is open to the public at no charge thanks to funding from the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.  A reception hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will follow the concert in the Theatre Lobby. 

Under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert, Professor of Music, the Percussion Ensemble is made up of Cameron percussion students Lorenzo Butler, Lawton; Jake Downing, Poteau; Gus Echols, Duncan; Peter Macias, Lawton; Paul Martin, Cache; Britnie Mendenhall, Lawton; Tyler Pollock, Lawton; Noah Polynice, Lawton; and Tyler Reeves, Denton, Texas.

The concert will feature performances of “Ellipsis” by Nathan Daughtrey; “El Tigre” arranged by Larry Kaptain; “La Llarona” arranged by Ruth Jeanne; New Rosauro’s “Concerto for Vibraphone” featuring Echols as solo vibraphonist; Ivan Trevino’s “Strive to be Happy” featuring Reeves on marimba; “Shared Space” by Ivan Trevino; and “Big Country” by Bela Fleck.

Guest percussionist John Simon graduated from Cameron with a Bachelor of Music in 1990. He is the owner and president of JAS Entities Solutions, a digital media solutions company, as well as music director and percussionist for Cornerstone, the contemporary worship service of Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. He will be featured with Greg Muzljakovich, bass, and David Jackson, keyboards. 

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

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March 11, 2016

PR# 16-054