Cameron University Percussion Ensemble presents spring concert with guest artist Christopher Deane

The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble will be joined by guest artist Christopher Deane for its Spring 2012 concert, scheduled for Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Following the concert, Friends of Cameron Percussion will host a reception in the Theatre Lobby. Admission to the concert is free.

The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Jim Lambert, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music. With this concert, Lambert will have presented Cameron percussion students in a campus concert for 72 consecutive semesters.  The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble consists of Kimberly Garza, Iowa Park, Texas; Quinton Williams, Duncan; Andy Vitense, Cache; and Trenton Ford and Micheal Barnes, both of Lawton. 

Compositions to be featured include “The Gilded Cage” by Susan Powell, “Gainsborough” by Tom Gauger, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart and transcribed by James Moore, “Rendezvous” by David Samuels featuring Garza on marimba, Chick Corea’s “Spain” arranged by Larry Lawless and Garza on vibraphone and Barnes on marimba, “Headlong” by Dan Moore and Mat Britain featuring Garza on lead steel drum and Williams on marimba, and Pat Metheny’s “It’s Just Talk” arranged by Steve Houghton and featuring Garza on vibraphone.

Guest artist Deane, Professor of Music at the University of North Texas, will be featured on the cimbalom as well as the timpani and vibraphone. He is an active music composer. Several of his original compositions will be performed by the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble.

This event is made possible by the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts series. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.



March 16, 2012