Spring Percussion Concert Set for March 11 at UM

March 04, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Percussion Ensemble and Islanders Steel Drum Band will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Dennison Theatre at UM.

The concert, titled “Art Rock of the ’70s & ’80s,” will feature performances of Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s “Tarkus” and Kit Watkins’ “Labyrinth,” among other pieces. It also will include a performance of the classic “William Tell Overture” by the UM Islanders Steel Drum Band.

Tickets are $11 for general admission, $6 for seniors and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at http://www.ummusic.org or by calling the UMArts Box Office at 406-243-4581. Concert proceeds will support a study abroad trip to Bali, Indonesia, this summer. A group of UM music students will spend three weeks living in a village in central Bali, where they will study gamelan music while immersing themselves in Balinese culture.

For more information call percussion studies Director Robert LedBetter at 406-243-4819 or email robert.ledbetter@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Robert LedBetter, director of percussion studies, UM School of Music, 406-243-4819, robert.ledbetter@umontana.edu.