Lee’s Percussion Ensemble To Present Spring Concert

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble

Lee University’s Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Andy Harnsberger, will perform in concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

The afternoon program will feature “Trio in a Rudimental Style” by Joe Tompkins, “Echoes” by David Skidmore, “The Atmos Clock” by Brian Nozny, “Omphalo Centric Lecture” by Nigel Westlake, “Conservatory Garden” by Daniel Levitan, “Sosso Bala” by Emmanuel Sejourne, and “Ogoun Badagris” by Christopher Rouse. 

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, said officials.

Dr. Harnsberger, assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee, is active throughout the year as a freelance percussionist and recitalist. He 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 a 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 and free of charge. For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240 or at music@leeuniversity.edu. The ensemble can also be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leeuniversitypercussion.

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