Northern Michigan University's Percussion Ensemble presents its spring performance at 3 p.m., Saturday April 2, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of professor James Strain, the ensemble will perform music with a variety of ethnic music styles and compositions including jazz, African and American bluegrass. Music composed with 20th century modern chamber techniques will also be performed. In addition to the ensemble music, several students will perform percussion solos.
The program includes Highlife by Phil Faini, Undertale Variations for Solo Marimba by Toby Fox, A Blast of Class by William J. Schistine, Wave Motion by Bill Molenhof, Connected Force by Lynn Glassock, Dill Pickles by Charles Johnson and Stompin' Ground by Bela Fleck and Victor Wooten.
Soloists include Quinten Mosher and Eve Hutchison. Other ensemble members include Chris Adams, Margaret Brennan, Conner Gentz, Darren Hicks, Spencer Morris, Carson Needham, Olivia Reed, Kayla Stevens, Ryan Wilson and Anna Zepke.
For more information, or to stream this event virtually, please visit www.nmu.edu/music.