Centenary percussion ensemble presents fall concert


December 2, 2016

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Percussion Ensemble will perform its Fall Concert on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

The fall concert is an eclectic journey that treats the audience to music evoking the sacred temples of Japan, the cathedrals of England, the wild dance rhythms of South America, and the mysterious open spaces of the Kalahari desert.

The percussion ensemble is celebrating its 25th year under the direction of Chandler Teague, adjunct professor of percussion at Centenary College. Participation is open to all students at Centenary College, subject to an audition. Current members include percussion majors, vocalists, and other instrumentalists.

Teague also serves as the Principal Timpanist and Percussionist of the Shreveport Symphony and Shreveport Opera, Principal Timpanist of the Longview Symphony and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Colorado, and teaches percussion at Grambling State University.

“In looking for music for these concerts, I try to program some straight-ahead drumming pieces, for the fun and excitement of playing and listening to multiple drums playing great rhythms, and for pieces that may use more exotic percussion instruments or have unusual time and feel to them,” says Teague. “I'm looking for many different ways for the students to learn how to play together as an ensemble, and above all else, to be really good musicians.”

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