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Annual Fall Percussion Concert to be held Nov. 6

Percussion Ensemble

The West Virginia University Percussion program will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.

Selections on the program include ‘Ionisation’ by Edgar Varese, arguably the most important work ever written for percussion ensemble. ‘Kyoto,’ by John Psathos, is a high-energy quintet of keyboards and percussion instruments that will challenge the players and thrill the audience. 

The group will also perform Agora, commissioned for the WVU Percussion ensemble by Pittsburgh area composer Todd Goodman. Also on the program is Improvisation No. 3, a work which will allow ensemble members to show off their creativity.  

The Mountaineer Fifes and Drums will perform repertoire from their recent study of traditional Civil War music.  The program will end with an arrangement of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man.

The concert will be held in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater. Tickets can be purchased at, at the WVU Box Offices or by calling 304-293-SHOW. WVU Students receive free admission with a valid ID.