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February 22, 2002

UMBC presents the Percussion Group Cincinnati

The Department of Music's Faculty& Guest Artist Series presents the Percussion Group Cincinnati (AllenOtte, James Culley and Russell Burge). Their program includes LiftOff (1966) by Russell Peck,Mbira Music, Book One (1996) by Alonzo Alexander, Drama(1995) by GuoWenjing, Dressur (1976) by Mauricio Kagel, aswell as Chilean songs in the group's own arrangements.

The PercussionGroup Cincinnati is the ensemble-in-residence at the University of CincinnatiCollege-Conservatory of Music and is represented by Stanton Management. The PercussionGroup Cincinnati's relationship with many composers over the years hasbrought about a large body of new and often experimental music writtenfor, dedicated to, or first performed by the ensemble. Recent appearancesin their schedule of national and international tours have included Merkin Concert Hall, Alice TullyHall, Lincoln Center (aspart of the New YorkPhilharmonic's "Horizons" series), the Kennedy Center, the TaipeiInternational Percussion Convention, the summer festivals at Ravinia,Blossom, Bydgoszcz, Poland, and Espinho, Portugal, as well as communityconcerts, children's programs (a winter '95 residency at the J. MichaelKohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, served over a thousandsecondary school children), and concerto appearances with major symphonyorchestras throughout North America. The Group has recorded for numerousindependent labels, and for radio stations throughout Europe.

Admission
Admission is $7 general admission, $3 students/seniors, free with UMBC ID.

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Posted by dwinds1 at February 22, 2002 12:00 AM