The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of unique percussion music on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 7:30PM under the direction of Dr. Marc M. White. “The SOSU Percussion Ensemble has experienced considerable recognition over the past several years, performing at university, community, and regional/state events to standing-room-only audiences,” according to White. The ensemble has performed and been a featured ensemble for the past 16 years at the Oklahoma Percussive Arts Society state conventions. “One of the unique qualities of the ensemble is the wide variety of literature that we perform,” White said. “This includes literature from the standard repertoire written specifically for percussion as well as arrangements of pieces ranging from Classical literature to contemporary popular tunes and novelty pieces.” The group utilizes all the standard drums, keyboard percussion, and auxiliary percussion as well as electronic percussion, bass guitar, keyboard synthesizers, drum set, and “found percussion”. In addition to traditional percussion music, the Southeastern Percussion Ensemble performs music from other world cultures and musical genres, incorporating indigenous instruments and performance practices as part of each concert.
The Thursday evening concert will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.