Lee Percussion Ensemble To Present Spring Performance Sunday

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble performing during a 2020 concert
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble performing during a 2020 concert

The Lee University School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble will perform on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Conn Center, directed by Dr. Andy Harnsberger.

The concert will feature pieces such as “Din” by Dr. Harnsberger, “Opening Remarks” by J.D. Smith, “Strange Loops” by Patrick Long, “Transmigration” by Phil Richardson, “Donner” by David Skidmore, and “Mallet Quartet” by Steve Reich.

“The percussion ensemble looks forward to performing a variety of works that feature keyboard percussion as well as drums,” said Dr .Harnsberger. “The concert will last approximately one hour and will feature some standard works, ending with the famous “Mallet Quartet.”

Lee’s Percussion Ensemble explores repertoire from contemporary genres to world music and improvisation. It recognizes nationally known artists and clinicians from around the country who specialize in African, Afro-Cuban, Arabic, and Brazilian percussion, as well as drum set, jazz vibes, marching percussion, marimba, and symphonic percussion.

Dr. Harnsberger, an associate professor of music at Lee, is also a performing artist and clinician for Grover Pro Percussion, Malletech Instruments and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, and Sabian Cymbals. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music.

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required for the limited in-person seating and are available at https://www.showclix.com/event/percussion-ensemble-concert.

The performance will also be available to view by live stream at https://livestream.com/leeu.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 614-8240 or visit https://www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/.

 


 

The Lee University Percussion Ensemble performing during a 2020 concert
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble performing during a 2020 concert

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