Cameron University Percussion Ensemble concert will also feature Pan Express

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