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WSU percussionists to tackle 'Scheherazade' in fall concert

Thursday, November 08, 2012

When the WSU Impulse Percussion Group performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Miller Concert Hall will be “the place to be and be seen,” according to Wichita State University percussion director Gerald Scholl.

Tickets are $7 with discounts available through the College of Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233 or wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice.

Gerald Scholl
Gerald Scholl

Always on the musical cutting edge, the award-winning Impulse Percussion Group (IPG) will give a premiere performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece “Scheherazade” arranged for percussion. The entire Wichita Symphony Orchestra percussion section will share the stage.

"You can expect that the IPG will bring out all the stops, with incredible virtuosity well beyond their years," Scholl said.

In addition, the WSU Steel Band will perform pieces by the Dave Matthews Band, George and Ira Gershwin, and Victor Wooten’s famous, “Sex in a Pan.”

Ed Harrison, timpanist of the Chicago Lyric Opera and director of the Roosevelt School of Music Percussion Ensemble, said of the Impulse Percussion Group; "Their performance . . . is far above the university ensemble and as good as any I've ever heard."

Want an inside glimpse of the Impulse Percussion Group? Check out the video teaser at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1912.

Created on Thursday, November 08, 2012; Last modified on Thursday, November 08, 2012