Cameron University concert to feature Percussion Ensemble, Drumline and Pan Express

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present a concert showcasing the talents of three music ensembles, the CU Percussion Ensemble, the Pan Express and the CU Drumline, in concert on Thursday, October 24, 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. Tickets are $10 for adults and, $8 for students, senior citizens and military members and can be purchased at the door. CU faculty, students and staff are admitted free with proper identification.

Under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert, Professor of Music, the CU Percussion Ensemble is made up of Paul Martin, Cache; Cheyenne Battiest, Duncan; and Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, Malcolm Gehlbach, Peter Macias, William Magee and Noah Polynice, Lawton.

The Cameron University Drumline will feature Jason Villarreal, Lawton, on trumpet and adjunct instructor Doris Lambert on keyboard synthesizer for Henry Purcell’s “Trumpet Tune.”

The CU Percussion Ensemble will perform Pat Metheny’s “Sunlight” arranged by Stephen Primatic; Paul Martin’s arrangement of Ben E King’s “Stand by Me,” Nathan Daughtrey’s arrangement of “Irish Washerwoman” featuring Khalil Cabrera-Tosado on xylophone, and  Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” arranged by Cameron alumnus Stacy Loggins and featuring Doris Lambert as soprano soloist.

Battiest, Cabrera-Tosado, Macias, Magee and Martin will be featured on Mark Ford’s unique “Head Talk,” followed by Warren Benson’s “Variation on a Hand Made Theme” featuring all CUPE members as a hand-clap ensemble.

The Cameron University Pan Express, the university’s popular steel-drum ensemble, will perform an arrangement of Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” and “Mo Java” by Lalo Davila.

Music and Music Education are among the many degree programs offered at Cameron University. To learn how you can be part of one of CU’s performance ensembles, call the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

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October 15, 2019