UNL Percussion Ensemble presents ‘Hands On’

Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble

The award-winning University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Percussion Ensemble presents “Hands On”, an energetic evening of music on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

The night features hand percussion, clapping, and musical styles including flamenco, afro-cuban, and jazz. Selections include José / beFore John 5, by Aurel Hollo; Clapping Music by Steve Reich, Fandango 13 by Michael Burritt; Fanfare for Tambourines by John Alfieri, Rancho Jubilee by Andrew Beall, and The First Circle by Pat Metheny.

The University of Nebraska Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dave Hall, is comprised of graduate and undergraduate percussion majors in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The group performs a wide range of large and small works spanning all genres of the percussion ensemble literature and has recently commissioned and/or premiered works by Andy Akiho, Christopher Deane, Baljinder Sekhon, Adam Silverman, Dave Hall, and more. Recently, the group was invited to perform at the McCormick Marimba Festival in Tampa, FL; and the graduate percussion quintet toured Chicago and other parts of the Midwest concluding with a feature performance at the PAS Nebraska Day of Percussion. The UNL Percussion Ensemble was selected as one of the winners of the 2016 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition.

Tickets are General Admission $5; Students/Seniors 3. There will also be a live Webcast: Visit music.unl.edu for the live link the night of the performance.