Free ticket required, complimentary parking.
The Bright Eyes Project
Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a dazzling soloist, crafting an improvisational voice and style to be reckoned with. With a strong foundation in bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he works in countless genres and musical styles. Heralded as “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” by Washington City Paper five years running, he is truly a local treasure with global appeal.
- An educator as well as a musician, Provost serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at George Mason University and conducts residencies and master classes throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
- In addition to leading his own group, Provost tours with NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera.
- Provost is also a member of the Grammy Award-winning Afro Bop Alliance.
Rhythm and Steel, 14:00 im Rest. Favela, Bühlstrasse 21, 8604 Volketswil.
CASYM & Steel Sensation present Homegrown, guest performance by some of Brooklyn up and coming young steelpan artists. This is a formular affair at BKLYN Commons, 495 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Steelband Lyss Grosses Kino am Karibikabend im Hotel Weisses Kreuz, Marktplatz 15, 3250 Lyss.
Ab 19:00 Türöffnung und Bar, Zutritt Bar frei,
Ab 19:30 Konzertbeginn mit Jugendsteelband
Tel. Reservationen nur MO + Do 18-20 Uhr / 077 421 88 65
The British Association of Steelbands Youth Engagement Sub Committee presents:
Pan Explosion, Ensemble Competition 2017
Adults £8 Kids (under 12) £5 Family ticket (either 2 adults and 2 kids OR 1 adult and 3 kids) £20
Please note that prices will be more expensive at the door
Concert Lamont School of Music, 19:30-22:00 at Hamilton Recital Hall, University of Denver, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Ave, Denver. Free ticket required, complimentary parking.
The Texas Tech University School of Music will host a concert featuring the Percussion Ensembles and Steel Drum Bands at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 14) in Hemmle Recital Hall. The student performers are all in the studios of percussion professors Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn. Additional ensemble direction is from graduate students Josh Frans, Jeremy Isley and James Pendell.
The first half of the concert will feature Percussion Ensembles 1 and 2 alternating their performance selections. The passing of American composer David Maslanka in August prompted the performance of one of his lesser-known works for percussion ensemble, “Hurtling Through Space at Unimaginable Speed.” The work features a wind machine, which was hand-built by Bill Wilkinson, a percussion graduate student in the School of Music.
Percussion Ensemble 1 also will perform Blake Tyson’s “The Surface of the Sky.” The work commemorates the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School and is dedicated to the nine students who courageously led the way.
The second half of the concert will feature the Steel Drum Bands, performing traditional and popular music on steelpans with rhythm section backup. Staple steel drum tunes by Irving Burgie, Harry Belafonte and Rafael de Leon will showcase the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Steel Drum Bands also will perform Clarence “Sonny” Henry’s “Evil Ways,” a song made famous by Santana, in addition to Van Morrison’s classic, “Brown Eyed Girl.”
In a nod to the popularity of steel bands in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Steel Drum Bands also will perform a setting of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy’s “The Hills of Connemara,” about the illicit production of the unique style of Irish whiskey called “poitín.”
The concert is free and open to the public.