Brazilian ensemble to perform
The Messenger 11.08.07
Brazilian percussionist and composer Ney Rosauro will be a featured soloist with the University of Tennessee at Martin’s wind and percussion ensembles at 7:30 tonight in the Harriet Fulton Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.
The program will consist of Brazilian-based selections including three compositions by Rosauro and a world premiere by Dr. Julie Hill, written for Rosauro and the UT Martin percussion ensemble.
Rosauro’s “Japanese Overture” and “Fred no Frevo” will be featured on the first half of the program and performed by the percussion ensemble under the direction of Hill. Senior percussionists Clint Rawls of Troy and Sarah Roberts of Martin will be featured as student conductors.
The second half of the program features Rosauro’s “Brasil 500,” a concerto for percussion solo and wind ensemble celebrating the 500th anniversary of Brazil’s discovery. The UT Martin wind ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Nola Jones.
For more information, contact Dr. Hill, assistant professor of music, at (731) 881-7418.