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.
Musik zu den Farben Gelb und Grün interpretiert und improvisiert von Hanspeter Kruesi (Piano/Gitarre) und Wilbert Gill Junior.
Prestation au comptoir Broyard … Attention soirée spéciale chaude-soleil-caraïbe… Nous serons la seule animation pour animer la tranche horaire folle de 21h30 – 24h00 !!
Classical Jewels XI, the ultimate steelband concert for 2017, headlined by Trinidad All Stars – From Jules to Jemmott. At the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain. 8pm on November 18, at 6pm on November 19. Tickets $300, available at key Massy Food Stores, NAPA’s box office, and the Orchestra’s theatre, 46-48 Duke Street, Port of Spain (627-2127).
Die beeindruckende Newcomer-Band entstand aus den besten Spielern der Jugendsteelband WILD KATS. Geniesst Steelpan-Musik vom Allerfeinsten im herrlich tropischen Ambiente mit karibischer Gastfreundschaft.
NIU Steelband Fall Concert, directed by Lieam Teague, assisted by Yuko Asada. Also, official book release of Steelpan in Education: A History of the Northern Illinois University Steelband by Andy Martin, Ray Funk and Jeannine Remy. 3pm at NIU School of Music, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Admission Free.
The concert will be webcastet live at http://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml
Johann Chuckaree presents RESONATE The Concert Experience, 6pm at the Little Carib Theatre, cost $180TT. For tickets and information please call 491-5255.
Le 16 decembre 2017 Winter Panyard Party #21 pour bien finir l’année. Buvette & restauration sur place. On vous attend nombreux!
Skiffle’s Got Talent Too! Experience a spectacular showcase of talent from their members inclusive of music, dance, drama, jokes, even balloon art and more! Tickets are only $100 and can be purchased from any of the following committee members or any Skiffle band member:
Anne Marie 752-8735
Come see the first public screening of Panomundo Part 2
Panomundo is a feature-length documentary told in two parts about the history of the steelpan (steel drum) and its global influence. Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan was released in London in 2015. It focuses on the inception of the steelpan in Trinidad & Tobago until its international recognition in 1951 at the Festival of Britain. Part 2: Pan Worldwide looks at the instrument’s impact in six countries: Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
First, there will be a screening of Part 1 (42 mins) followed by an intermission with refreshments. The World Premiere of Part 2 will begin promptly at 7:30PM. A Q&A with award-winning filmmakers Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper will be held afterwards along with a recognition of steelpan legends. The night will terminate with a steelband performance.