Skip Navigation

KSC Percussion Ensemble to "Play It on Anything"

KEENE, N.H., 03/11/08 - “Play It on Anything” is the theme for the Keene State College Percussion Ensemble concert scheduled for Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth ages 17 and younger. For tickets, call the box office at 603-358-2168.

The KSC Percussion Ensemble will make use of everyday objects, such as glass bottles, butane lighters, radios, crystal glasses and superballs, interweaving sounds with marimba and drums to create unusual and fun rhythms.

Compositions by John Cage, Tom Gauger, Gene Koshinski, Tony Miranda, Dave Samuels, Emmanuel Sejourne, and Keene State student Ian Durling (‘08) will be performed. The concert features a solo by Joe Kenney (‘08) playing Dave Samuel’s Footpath, and a featured performance by Kevin Giuffrida (‘09) during Tom Gauger’s Gainsborough. The KSC Percussion Ensemble gives students the opportunity for public performance, which is essential to graduation from Keene State with a music degree.

The KSC Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Christopher Swist. Swist is the principal percussionist of the New Britain Symphony and performs in the percussion sections of the Ridgefield and Waterbury Symphonies. He has also played with the New Haven Symphony, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, Bridgeport Symphony, Opera Theater of Connecticut, New Britain Opera, and numerous other groups throughout New England. He has taught percussion, theory, and composition at Keene State since 2003 and is also on the faculty at Holyoke Community College.

Located off Wyman Way, the Redfern Arts Center is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the box office at 603-358-2168 prior to the concert.

Related Stories

Contact Keene State College

229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435