Percussion Ensemble to Perform

Nov. 17, 2015 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present a concert by the Percussion Ensemble on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. 

The performance will include “Placid Landscapes” for marimba quartet; “In the History of Man,” a duet for marimba and drum; “But What About the Noise of Crumpling Paper….” written by John Cage for found percussion; and “Snare Drum Duet.”

Students Joseph Bakke ’16, Matthew Capone ’18, Robert Kuntz ’18, and Bryan McChuen ’16 comprise the ensemble, which is directed by Amanda Legner. She has been an adjunct percussion professor at Illinois Wesleyan since 2003, earning her bachelor’s degree from Millikin University and obtaining her master’s degree in performance from the Boston Conservatory. 

By Emily Phelps ’19