WCU Percussion Ensemble to perform Nov. 2

The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the recital hall of Coulter Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensemble performs compositions specifically written for percussion instruments, such as drums, timpani, xylophones and marimbas. The ensemble is made up of 13 of Gaetano’s undergraduate percussion students.

The concert will include “Stratus” by Chris Crockarell, “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, “Ceremonium” by Jared Spears and Symphony, Op. 34 by Armand Russell. Also on the program is Gaetano’s “Fiesta Del Rio.”

The concert will feature traditional African drumming selections.


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