Join the University of Arizona’s Rosewood Marimba Band for their fall concert, this Saturday November 23, at 7:00 PM, in the Holsclaw Recital Hall at the University of Arizona School of Music. The concert, which is $5 for general admission to the public, will also feature solo and chamber keyboard percussion works from other members of the University of Arizona percussion studio.
Under the direction of MM candidate, Christopher Billings, the Rosewood Marimba Band will perform a variety of works, including Marimba Quartet, written by Daniel Levitan, and Rüdiger Pawassar’s beautiful Sculptures in Wood. The concert will also highlight a marimba quintet transcription of the finale of Franz Schubert’s 1824 String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, also known as Death and the Maiden. William Bolcom’s Graceful Ghost will add the metallic sounds of glockenspiel and vibraphone to the sound palette of the group. The Rosewood Marimba Band is offered as one of many chamber groups available to students in the percussion studio at the University of Arizona and includes both graduate students and undergraduate students in its membership for fall 2013.
Continuing Rosewood’s celebration of music for pitched percussion, this program will also present an array of works for this family of instruments, highlighting in particular the marimba and the vibraphone. Included on this “potpourri” presentation of keyboard percussion music will be solo and chamber works presented by members of the UA Percussion Studio, running a wide gamut of styles and time periods.
The University of Arizona’s Percussion Studies Program is headed by Dr. Norman Weinberg, and more information about this program can be found online at UAPercussion.org. For more information about this concert or other concerts at the University of Arizona School Of Music, please contact Ingvi Kallen at (520)626-6320.