SUU Music Department Presents Small Ensemble Recitals
For Immediate Release: April 2, 2008
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The SUU Music Department presents two evenings of Small Ensemble Recitals Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall on the SUU campus. The April 7th recital features the SUU Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Ensembles. The April 8th recital features the SUU Guitar and String Ensembles.
The Woodwind Ensemble, directed by Virginia Stitt, will perform an array of festive and enchanting music by noted composers PDQ Bach, Handel, Telemann, Kuhlau, Muffat, and Arnold.
The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Roulet, will present fascinatingly ethereal and rhythmic works inspired by the music of Africa. Tusk! by David Javis inspired by the precarious place of the endangered African Elephant draws on every aspect of African drumming. Variations on a Ghanaian Theme by Daniel Levitan will also be featured.
The Brass Ensemble under the direction of Mark Stickney will also perform three pieces, Brass Cats by contemporary British composer, Chris Hazell, Let Thy Holy Presence, by Russian composer, Pavel Tschesnokoff, and Voluntary on Hyfrodol by American composer Charles Knox.
On April 8th, the SUU String Ensemble under the direction of Xun Sun, will perform highlights from classic composers Brahms, Liszt, Dvorak, Lucas, and Bishop.
The SUU Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of McKay Tebbs performs a wide range of more contemporary work from Freddie King, Carlos Santana, and Blind Melon – as well as a composition composed by Mr. Tebbs.
Both recitals are open to the public and admission is free!