Percussion Extravaganza is December 10

(12-01-2014)

Ben Paden on drum set

Senior Ben Paden's composition, "Xerxes," will be included in the Percussion Extravaganza.

The Adams State University Music Department presents the fall Percussion Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

Under the direction of James Doyle, assistant professor of music, the program will include performances by the ASU Percussion Ensemble, the ASU Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, the ASU Grizzly Drum Line, the ASU Rocky Mountain Pan Handlers, and the SLV Community Steel Band.

Works will include: Varese's "Ionisation," Andriessen's "Worker's Union," Westlake's, "The Invisible Men," Adams State music senior Ben Paden's composition, "Xerxes," and music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The piece, "The Invisible Men" is a 1906 French Silent film scored by Australian composer, Nigel Westlake for percussion quartet. "This unique work is an aural and visual treat to audience members of all ages," Doyle said.

For more information call the ASU Music Department at 719-587-7621 or rrice@adams.edu. Admission is $5 adults/$1 children/Free to AS&F and Friends of Music.