HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2014 – High Point University will share a beat with the community at the Percussion Ensemble concert, an encore of last semester’s successful event. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 22 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public; no tickets are required.
The HPU Percussion Ensemble, directed by world-renowned percussionist and composer Dr. Nathan Daughtrey, adjunct professor of music and composition, will perform a wide variety of works, including the marimba quartet “Opening Remarks,” the Japanese drumming-infused “Taiko,” Daughtrey’s own challenging large ensemble work “Legacies” and a wide variety of other pieces.
“Our first Percussion Ensemble concert last semester was such a treat, and the community really responded,” says Daughtrey. “With every concert I try to push the students harder with more difficult literature, and they always rise to the challenge. This concert is no exception, so the audience can expect an impressive display of percussive prowess.”
Consisting of music majors, music minors and percussion enthusiasts, the Percussion Ensemble has grown in recent years. This will be the second concert of solely percussion ensemble music by a student group in the history of HPU.