A “Drum Enchanted Evening” Is Set For Thursday at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center

March 18, 2013 10:33 AM

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A local university will host a Drum Enchanted Evening on Thursday of this week.

The Vincennes University Percussion Ensemble will present the percussion ensemble on March 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

Under the direction of Susie Jackson,  the VU Percussion Ensemble consists of 14 percussionists playing a variety of traditional and innovative percussion instruments.  The group will perform various musical styles including jazz/fusion, classical, and the more contemporary “novelty tunes” performed in the style of “STOMP” which involves the use of unique or unusual objects as percussion instruments combined with visual performance.

The VU Percussion Ensemble will also perform April 13 at Indiana State University’s “Day of Percussion” which will feature clinics and performances by various percussion ensembles.  In addition to VU and ISU, participating collegiate ensembles include Ball State University, Butler University, Eastern Illinois University, Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana University – Fort Wayne, and Indiana Wesleyan University.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.  Performances will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue along with the clinics throughout the day and conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The event is being held at the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the ISU campus in Terre Haute.

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