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The KU Brass & Percussion Master Series presents the following upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Percussionist Robert van Sice

March 7th 2pm - Marimba class, Room 130 Murphy Hall
March 7th 4pm - Chamber music class, Room 130 Murphy Hall
March 8th 10am - Percussion master class, Room 110 Murphy

Robert van Sice is considered one of the world's foremost performers of contemporary music for percussion and he is also one of the world's most respected percussion teachers. Mr. van Sice teaches at the Yale University School of Music, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and the Curtis Institute of Music. He will be in residency at KU March 7th and 8th. His residency will include a class on marimba, chamber music and percussion master classes.




U.S. Army Brass Quintet

March 24 1pm -Master class, Murphy Hall Room 118
March 24 7:30 pm -Concert, Swarthout Recital Hall

The United States Army Brass Quintet was created in 1972 and has performed for a wide variety of audiences and dignitaries in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. An element of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" based in Washington, D.C., the quintet performs at the White House and at such televised national events as presidential inaugurations and official state ceremonies. The ensemble has been repeatedly selected to honor new American presidents with performances of the traditional "Hail to the Chief" on live national broadcasts. The group has premiered numerous compositions for brass quintet and has generated countless new arrangements for this growing medium. The quintet has performed on National Public Radio, NBC's Today Show, the CBS Sunday Morning Show, ABC, Fox TV, CNN, TNN, Larry King Live, as well as for international audiences on the BBC. The repertoire for this ensemble includes over 500 selections from all eras and genres of classical music as well as a variety of popular music, interactive entertainment, video and works for children's concerts. The quintet's library also includes historic music from the American Civil War which the ensemble enjoys performing on authentic instruments. The U.S. Army Brass Quintet is made up of Sergeant Major Dennis Edelbrock, Sgt. 1st Class John Terry Bingham, Master Sergeant Class Joseph Lovinsky, Sergeant First Class Kirsten Lies-Warfield and SSG David Kirven.

All events in this Master Series are FREE and open to public. These residencies and performances are made possible by generous support from Reach Out Kansas, Inc., and the Zakoura Family Foundation.


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