The University of Arizona Percussion Studio will present one of the most unique concert you’ll hear all year: very special evening of music featuring the Marimba! One of the oldest and most recognized instruments of the percussion family, the marimba has a deep and meaningful history to both our culture and our arts. At first glance, one might think that wooden bars over simple resonators might not be so special, but the sounds that it can produce, and the huge dynamic range make it one of the most expressive of all musical instruments.
This concert will feature a full range of music that features the marimba. There will so solo works, chamber pieces and marimba ensembles, a work featuring marimba with voice (one performer), and even an arrangement of one of Bach’s most famous compositions. The skill of the performers (controlling two mallets and four mallets) along with the purely natural sound of Honduras Rosewood, makes for an arresting evening of beautiful music.
Works featured on the concert will include J.S. Bach’s powerful Chaconne; See Ya Thursday by American Composer, Steven Mackey; The marimba duet 2+1 by Ivan Trevino; Land by Takatsugu Muramatsu and The Authors by Stuart Saunders Smith; and a special appearance by the Rosewood Marimba Band! These, along with other works, are going to create an incredible evening of thought provoking performances.