ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State College Percussion Ensemble makes its 2010-11 debut with a special concert event on Wednesday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the DSC Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theater.
The concert will begin with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Colgrass’ composition Three Brothers. Swirling harmonies and new age-tinged Rainbows will follow featuring the entire range of melodic percussion instruments. Mexican marimba band and ragtime xylophone music will have the audience tapping toes in delight.
The ten-member group will employ the full spectrum of percussion timbre on the musical works Celestial Welcome by Karen McGuire, and the premiere of Jabulani by the group’s director, DSC Music Department Chair Glenn Webb.
General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5 for adults and $1 for DSC students and faculty and staff with current ID. Patrons may also purchase tickets online at “tickets.dixie.edu.” For tickets and further information, please call 435-652-7800 or visit the central campus ticket office at the DSC Avenna Center.
High school musicians may receive complementary tickets by contacting the Dixie State College Music Department at 435-652-7790.