Lee To Present Percussion Ensemble Concert Featuring Guest Artist Bobo Oct. 25

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
Kevin Bobo
Kevin Bobo

The Lee University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Andy Harnsberger, will perform with guest artist Kevin Bobo on Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Pangle Hall. 

The afternoon’s program will feature “Hemispheres” byMr.  Bobo, “Marimba Quartet” by Daniel Levitan, “Mirage” by N. Scott Robinson, “Six” by Ivan Trevino, “Postludes” 5, 6, and 8 for bowed vibraphone by Elliot Cole, “Bolero for Ed” by Chip Webster featuring Mr. Bobo on the snare drum, and “Boboland” featuring Mr. Bobo on the marimba.  

Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Mr. Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and nearly 40 states in the United States.  As a composer, Mr. Bobo’s compositions are performed all over the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. 

Mr. Bobo has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles. He currently serves as professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  

Lee’s Percussion Ensemble performs challenging and interesting percussion literature, involving a wide variety of percussion instruments. The group has rapidly developed a reputation for musical excellence and expertise. 

Dr. Harnsberger is an assistant professor of music and Percussion Coordinator at Lee University and is active throughout the year as a freelance percussionist and recitalist.  He is also in demand as a clinician across the country, presenting workshops and masterclasses at many universities each year. Dr. Harnsberger is a performing artist and clinician for Malletech mallets and musical instruments, Remo Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion. 

Dr. Harnsberger earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he also received the prestigious Performer's Certificate. 

The concert is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240 or at music@leeuniversity.edu. They can also be followed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/Lee-University-Percussion-171356495495/timeline/

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