Canon fire and traditional Caribbean hits featured in Percussion Concert


The Adams State Percussion Ensemble has a sonic treat prepared for audiences at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Richardson Auditorium. The concert will feature works by Steve Reich, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Pat Metheny, Minuro Miki, and a premiere work by senior percussion major, David Noller. For the first time, the annual percussion concert will be streamed live on

Freshman percussion major, Klifford Holly, will be featured marimba soloist on Miki's "Marimba Spiritual," a dramatic work for marimba with three percussionists performing rhythms of festival drumming from the Chichibu area of Japan. Noller's composition will feature the composer on drum set with six percussionists.

The Rocky Mountain Pan Handlers and the SLV Community Steel Pan Band will close the night with a bang, courtesy of Adams State chemistry faculty members Dr. Marty Jones and Dr. Renee Beeton. Traditional Caribbean hits will be capped off by Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fire.

Watch for more details on the Adams State Facebook page. The concert will be streamed live, visit,

Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students and is free to AS&F and Friends of Music. For more information, please contact 719-587-7621.