MSU percussion fall concert
Minot State University percussionists will present their Fall Concert Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Ensemble will perform.
The program includes "Tvsimborume," a traditional Shona tune from Zimbabwe, which was taught to the group by ensemble member Kundai Mutungi. Mutungi is an MSU international student from Harare, Zimbabwe.
"Percussion is very prominent in the music of many world cultures, and I like to have the ensembles perform music from many different traditions," said Percussion Instructor Avis Veikley. "We have performed African-inspired pieces in the past, but it is a real treat now to have someone who knows the music first-hand to coach us."
The Percussion Ensemble will also play a marimba arrangement of "Evening Prayer," from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck; and "Shock Factor," by contemporary percussionist Nathan Daughtrey.
Suzannah Miller, MSU music and chemistry major from Mandan, will be featured on the xylophone rag, "Tinkle Toes" by Percy Wenrich, accompanied by the Percussion Ensemble.
The Marimba Ensemble will perform three movements from Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet No. 1 in B flat major, nicknamed "La Chasse."
The program is free and open to the public. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 pm.