Percussion group performs world-premiere piece

ALAMOSA — The Adams State University Percussion Ensemble presents, “To Give You Form and Breath,” directed by James W. Doyle, D.M.A., at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Richardson Hall Auditorium.

The piece, “To Give You Form and Breath” a world premiere by Inti Figgis-Vizueta, was commissioned by the Adams State Percussion Studio. The commission was made possible by a research and engagement grant from the Office of Title V Initiatives Center for Teaching, Innovation and Research.

The concert will include “Halil” by Leonard Bernstein, featuring Adams State music Adams State music performance/music business major Emily Johnson, flute; and “Phonophobia” by Adams State composition major, Brandi Quinn.

Diverse pieces

A diversity of pieces will be performed including “La Siréne” by Gene Koshinski with 1904 Georges Méliès silent film; “Death Wish” by Gemma Peacocke; “Music for Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich with projected images of the sculpture series; “Rin” by upcoming Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence Professor Koshi Hayashi, Gunma University, Japan; “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: ambedo” by Annika Socolofsky; and “Ember” by Alyssa Weinberg.

The concert will feature percussionists Delaney Armstrong, Bianca Borile, James Doyle, Becky Hand, Emily Johnson, Kevin Johnson, David Knight, James Maupin and Alex Youngbird.

The concert is $5 for adults, $1 for students and free to AS&F and Friends of Music.

For more information, please call (719) 587-7621.


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