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Nov. 13: University Percussion Ensembles Fall Concert

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-24-2018

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music presents the University percussion ensembles appearing on stage Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.  Michael Thursby, director of athletic bands, directs the ensembles.

The University percussion ensemble performs with an extensive array of instruments, including traditional drums, xylophones, marimbas, steel drums, cymbals and world music percussion instruments. The concert features an eclectic mix of musical styles including traditional classical works, contemporary pieces and world music.

The program will include several soloists and ensemble pieces, including Game Over!, a piece that features timpani and prepared solo drum (performed by Alex Cary), and a xylophone rag entitled ‘Triplets.’ The concert will close with the newest addition to the percussion ensemble, the ensemble’s Trinidadian steel band ‘Maverick Steel.’

Concert admission is $9 for community members and $7 for K-12 students and Minnesota State Mankato students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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