March 25, 2016 10:45AM
The 2015-16 season of the Pittsburg State University Solo and Chamber Music Series will conclude with a performance by the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Percussion Group Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall at PSU.
This marks the second appearance of this ensemble on the PSU Series.
Percussion Group Cincinnati, formed in 1979, is ensemble-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The group performs classic and experimental music from America, Chile, Bali, South Africa, and China in an entertaining, dynamic, and sometimes humorous manner. PGC’s instruments include marimbas, drums, gongs, prepared piano a computer, a deck of cards, newspapers, and many other items that can be exploited for sound.
The group’s daily rehearsal schedule is supplemented with the teaching and coaching of young musicians, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in creative music, in teaching, and with major symphony orchestras.
In addition to community concerts, workshops, and masterclasses, the group regularly appears as concerto soloists with symphony orchestras, and has presented their program “Music From Scratch” to hundreds of thousands of children across North America.
Tickets for the concert are $12 for the general public and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18 and are available in advance through the University Ticket Office in the Weede Physical Education Building, 1701 S. Homer, 620-235-4796, or at the door the evening of the concert. Full-time PSU students are entitled to a free ticket.
For information about the Solo & Chamber Music Series, contact the PSU Department of Music at 620-235-4466. The Solo and Chamber Music Series is supported by major funding from the PSU Student Government Association.