Harnsberger To Present Marimba Recital At Lee University Aug. 22

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Dr. Andy Harnsberger
Dr. Andy Harnsberger

Dr. Andy Harnsberger will perform a marimba recital on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

The recital’s program will feature several original pieces by Dr. Harnsberger such as “Words Unspoken,” “April Sun,” and the world premiere of “Shine On, Circular Quay.” Also featured will be “Night Rhapsody” by John Serry.

Dr. Harnsberger will be assisted by members of the Lee University Percussion Ensemble in his performance of “Palmetto Moon.”

Dr. Harnsberger currently serves as an assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee and is active throughout the year as a freelance percussionist and recitalist. He is a performing artist and clinician for Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Inc., Evans Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion.

Dr. Harnsberger has performed across the United States, Australia, Europe and Japan and presents numerous solo recitals and clinics throughout the country each year. He has performed with orchestras such as Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra and several more. He has been a featured solo artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto.

Dr. Hansberger earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., where he received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate.

The recital is free and open to the public. The Squires Recital Hall is located in the Humanities Center on Lee’s campus. 

For more information, call the School of Music at 614-8240.


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