The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the CU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Thursday, April 22. The concert will feature guest percussionist Ivan Trevino, who will perform several of his own compositions for marimba. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens/military/K-12 students. Admission is free to CU students, faculty and staff with CU ID. Seating is limited, so patrons are encouraged to call (580) 581-2346 to reserve a seat. Social distancing will be in place, and facial coverings are required.
Under the direction of Dr. Jim Lambert, adjunct professor of music, the Percussion Ensemble is made up of Khalil Cabrera-Tosado, Trent Hagood, Peter Macias, William Magee, and Peter Richard, all of Lawton; and CU alumna Kimberly Nyhart, Fletcher.
The CU Percussion Ensemble (or C.U.P.E.) will perform Trevino’s “Catching Shadows” and “2+1, PUNX” as well as Mark Ford’s “Nightwatch” for steel drum ensemble. Nyhart will be featured on an arrangement of Spyro Gyra’s “Morning Dance” for lead steel drum. Mat Britain and Dan Moore’s duet “Headlong” will feature Cabrera-Tosado and Magee.
Award-winning composer and percussionist Ivan Trevino wears many hats. A rock drummer at heart, he performs with Break of Reality and brings that spirit into other avenues of his life, including classical percussion, composing and teaching. As a composer, Trevino’s music is regularly performed around the world and has become standard repertoire in the field of percussion. He is a multi-award winning recipient of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contest. Trevino earned a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from Eastman School of Music where he studied with both Michael Burritt and John Beck.
The concert is sponsored by the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts series.