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Percussion Ensemble in concert April 12

Dr. Omar Carmenates
Dr. Omar Carmenates

The Furman University Percussion Ensemble will present its annual spring concert Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The one-hour concert is directed by Furman faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates and features a wide range of 20thand 21st century music including Chinese composer Guo Wenjing’s “Parade” for three percussionists playing Chinese opera gongs, Owen Condon’s electronica- and taiko drum-inspired “Fractalia,” and David Maslanka’s emotionally sweeping “Crown of Thorns.” The concert closes with percussionist Ivan Trevino’s energetic “Catching Shadows” which captures the indie-rock sound of Trevino’s own band, Break from Reality.

Early concert goers may participate in the “Percussion Petting Zoo” where audience members may tour the stage and play the more than 40 instruments available. Carmenates and members of the Furman Percussion Ensemble will also be onstage to answer questions about the instruments.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

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