UA Little Rock Percussion presents their Spring Concert! The performance will be live stream only (no live audience admitted to Stella Boyle Concert Hall) and will be available on the UALR Music YouTube channel.
The UA Little Rock Percussion Ensemble will perform a diverse group of works. The concert begins with “Scavenger Music” by Christopher Deane, a piece for ‘found’ percussion instruments. Next, is John Psathas’s “Fragment,” a contemplative duet for piano and vibraphone. The program continues with the world premiere of Justin Bunting’s “ ,” a duet written specifically for the ensemble. An open improvisation by members of the ensemble will follow. Finally, a medley of traditional frame drumming and the Arabic rhythm Baladi will feature brand new drums acquired for the program earlier this semester.
The UA Little Rock Steel Band will play tunes from various popular and traditional styles. The set includes, “Jump in the Line” (Harry Belafonte), “Could You Be Loved” (Bob Marley), “Jamaica Farewell” (Irving Burgie), “Big Shot” (Billy Joel), and “Locked Out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars).
Please join us (virtually) for a fantastic evening of percussion music!