McIntire Department of Music

The percussion master class will present a brand new piece, Time to Burn, composed by Judith Shatin.

Time to Burn, for oboe and two percussionists, was fueled by my rage and sadness at the burning that has erupted around us. One is hard-pressed to keep track of it all. The past decade has been an era of renewed holocausts driven by ethnic and religious hatred. The rampant intolerance in our world is reminiscent of the "burning time" of the Inquisition or the burning of witches. Time to Burn was commissioned by percussionists I-Jen Fang and Mike Schutz, both based at the University of Virginia.

This master class is a preview of a Focus Day performance at the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas this November.

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