Cameron University Percussion Ensemble to share stage with CU Drumline and Pan Express

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the CU Percussion Ensemble, the CU Drumline and the Pan Express, in concert on Thursday, October 26. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

Under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert, Professor of Music, the Percussion Ensemble is made up of Cameron percussion students Paul Martin, Cache; Cheyenne Battiest and Gus Echols, Duncan; Edwin Supo, Fletcher; Lorenzo Butler, Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, Trevor Campbell, Peter Macias, Brianna Mendenhall, Britnie Mendenhall, Tyler Pollock, Noah Polynice, Lawton; Hesston Warden-Ivers, Perry; Jake Downing, Poteau; and Sammy Phillips, Sallisaw

The concert will feature performances of “Teamwork” by Lynn Glassock and Allen Houston’s “Were the Whole Realm.” Echols will be featured as marimba soloist on Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba” as well as the timeless classic, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” arranged for percussion by Robert Oetomo. Echols will demonstrate his versatility as xylophone soloist on “Valse Brillante” by George Hamilton Green. The concert will continue with Moszkowsky’s “Bolero from Spanish Suite #5,” arranged by William Cahn.

The Pan Express, CU’s popular steel-drum ensemble, will perform “And I Love Her” as arranged by Grant Johnson and Lalo Davila’s “Mo Java.” The CU Drumline will wrap up the show with John Wooton’s “Summer Drummin’.”

A reception hosted by Friends of Cameron Percussion will take place following the concert in the Cameron University Theatre foyer.

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October 17, 2017