Centenary Percussion Ensemble presents spring concert March 24
March 21, 2017
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Percussion Ensemble will perform its spring concert on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.
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.
“In addition to regularly programming some of the great classic percussion pieces, I also want to give the students the opportunity to play some of the world’s greatest music arranged for our instruments,” says Teague.
The spring concert will include pieces involving body percussion, drumming pieces, and melodic pieces from world-famous composers. Three movements from Tchaikovsky’s delightful piano collection, “Album from the Young Suite, op. 39” and a movement from G. F. Handel’s “Water Music” will be performed by a marimba choir. An early ground-breaking percussion ensemble piece by famed percussion composer Michael Colgrass will also be featured.
Also on March 24, the ensemble will perform at the weekly Recital Hour in the Hurley School of Music. Recital Hour begins at 4:00 p.m. Both performances will also feature two of the ensemble members playing solos on snare drum, timpani, and marimba.