Cameron University Percussion Ensemble to share stage with Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble, CU Pan Express

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the CU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, April 16. The Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble will make a special appearance, as will Josh Gibbs, a senior at Marlow High School who is also a concurrent student at CU, and the CU Pan Express. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Friends of Cameron Percussion will host a reception in the theatre foyer following the concert. Admission is free. 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 Paul Martin, Cache; Cheyenne Battiest, Duncan, Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, Trevor Campbell, Peter Macias, William Magee, Noah Polynice, Lawton; and Tyler Gibbs, Marlow.

The Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble, directed by CU alumnus Quinton Williams, will open the concert with two compositions. They have selected “Sizzle!” by Nathan Daughtrey and “Sketches of the Orient” by Brian Mason.

The C.U. Percussion Ensemble (or C.U.P.E.) will perform a composition by Lambert, “Charlie’s Samba,” we all as David Vincent’s arrangement of Franz J. Haydn’s “Rondo from his String Quartet, opus 33.” Joe Green’s “Xylophonia” will feature Cheyenne Battiest on xylophone, and Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for vibraphone” will feature Tyler Gibbs on vibraphone. John Beck’s “Concerto for Timpani” will feature Paul Martin on timpani. Martin, Khalil Cabrera-Tosado and Will Magee will be featured on Mark Ford’s “Stubernic,” and Tyler Gibbs will be joined by his brother Josh Gibbs on Ivan Trevino’s marimba duet “Catching Shadows.” The entire ensemble will be featured on Ivan Trevino’s “Shared Space.”

The Cameron University Pan Express will also be featured. That ensemble will perform an arrangement of Jay Beckenstein’s “Morning Dance” and “La Bamba” by Richie Valens.



April 8, 2019