Release Date: March 9, 2009
Kennesaw State University presents a performance of the KSU Wind Ensemble
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble, led by Paul Davis, interim conductor of wind ensembles, will perform a concert on March 18 at 8 p.m. at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The concert will feature three guest artists. John Lawless, KSU instructor of percussion studies, will perform a piece called “Strange Humors,” written by John Mackey. This piece will incorporate the djembe, an African hand-drum, and will include Middle Eastern and Asian rhythms and motives.
Tom Gibson, KSU artist-in-residence in trombone, and Demondre Thurman, professor of low brass at University of Alabama, will perform a new work entitled “Air, Metal and Roll,” which was written specifically for them in 2006 by Nickitas J. Demos, Georgia State University professor of composition. The U.S. Army Band has been the only other ensemble to perform this piece.
The Wind Ensemble will also perform “Four Scottish Dances,” a composition of Scottish highlands music by British composer Malcolm Arnold.
Additionally, the concert will include a Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, which will feature Kennesaw State’s brass players. Giovanni Gabrieli was a baroque composer whose works were heard in such places as St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice in the 1600s.
Davis enthusiastically recommends this concert. “It features world music—music from ancient Europe, Scotland, the Middle East, and new music from America,” he says. “There will be lots of percussion and lots of excitement.”
Tickets to the performance are $5. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the box office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.