McIntire Department of Music
I-Jen Fang, director

The UVA McIntire Department of Music presents a Night of Percussion concert featuring the UVa Percussion Ensemble directed by I-Jen Fang and guest artist, Josh Jennings on Tuesday April 15th, 2008 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Josh Jennings is an expert performer and educator who will bring a little Latin flavor to Virginia. The UVa percussion ensemble and Josh Jennings invite you to experience a touch of the South American Way.

The program features Bien Sabroso, written by world famous Latin Percussionist and recording artist Poncho Sanchez; this cha-cha has become a standard amongst Latin-Jazz musicians and listeners alike. Girando na Renda, a playful samba, by one of Rio's rising new talents, Roberta Sá, will give a taste of Brazil. Works by Lynn Glassock, Thom Hasenpflug, Murray Houllif, Eckhard Kopetzki, and Susan Powell will round out the program.

Josh Jennings is a sought after percussion artist, clinician and educator based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Currently, he performs and teaches all forms of music specializing in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, Polynesian, Latin/Jazz, concert marimba and marching styles. Josh holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Performance degrees from the famed University of North Texas percussion program.

Josh performs with implements provided by the Pro-Mark Stick company and on Contemporânea Brasilian Instruments. The UVA Percussion Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that performs literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. Members of the UVA Percussion Ensemble are Ryan Bird, Elliott Burris, Laura Chesser, Ben Cooper, Bena, Dam, Maximilian Frantz, Christopher Kennedy, Evan Monez, Lance Murashige, Daniel Pyon, and Veronica Tornini.

For directions or more information, please call the Cabell Hall Box Office at 434.924.3984.

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112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Cabell Hall Box Office: (434) 924-3984