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Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble to Perform

April 1, 2015

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature Portico, Thomas Gauger’s work for large percussion ensemble of symphonic proportions. Also on the program are Eckhard Kopetzki’s Exploration of Time for untuned percussion, the third-place winner of the Percussive Arts Society 2003 Composition Competition; Rich O’Meara’s jh variations for 2 marimbas, vibes and drum set; and Steve Reich’s 1973 landmark work, music for pieces of wood.

As in past Percussion Ensemble concerts, the sounds of Central America will be sung through the rosewood of the Otterbein Marimba Band; this performance will feature the captivating Guatemalan waltz of Paco Pérez, Luna de Xelajuj. The program will open with Japanese Overture by Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro, which portrays the emigration of a poor woman from rural Brazil to Japan and the big city of Tokyo. The evening will close with a lively soca, Arthur Lipner’s Lime Juice.


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