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Percussion and flute ensembles in concert Monday, April 23, at NWC

Posted April 17, 2012
By NWC News Desk

POWELL,  Wyo. - Northwest College’s Percussion Ensemble and Flute Ensemble share the concert stage with an assortment of new and familiar selections Monday, April 23, in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

The evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. with Robert Rumbolz directing the Percussion Ensemble. The group will perform a variety of 20th century works including minimalist classics such as Steve Reich’s “Clapping Music” and Terry Riley’s meditative “In C.” They’ll feature basketballs on Terry Gunderson’s humorous “B-Ballaphonia” and add an interesting visual component to the movements of the players in Australian composer Erik Griswold’s “Strings Attached.”

Members of the Percussion Ensemble are Rachel Willis of Basin; Keller Paulson of Casper; Coleman Mummery of Cody; Britton Liedtke of Green River; and Drew Brown, Ryan Swanson and Becky Voss of Powell.

Austin Frescoln directs the Flute Ensemble in some familiar melodies flavored with a little jazz, along with some exuberant movement and strident rhythms. Selections include “Allegro Maestoso” by Handel, “O Perfect Love” by Barnby, “Clog Dance” by Hanson and “Over the Rainbow” by Arlen.

Flute Ensemble members include Richelle Tewes of Buffalo, Kyrie Standridge of Cody, Stephanie Cuch of Lovell, Becky Voss of Powell and Heather Dolan of Billings, Mont.

The concert is free and open to the public.