Percussion Ensemble 50th anniversary celebration concert
UW Percussion Ensemble China Concert
Fri, Mar 20, Mills Hall, 8:00 p.m.
In 2015, the UW-Madison percussion program, directed by Anthony di Sanza, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UW Percussion Ensemble by traveling to Shenyang and Beijing, China for a series of concerts in collaboration with the Shenyang and Chinese Conservatory Percussion Ensembles. The March concert in Mills Hall is at once a celebration of the ensemble's first 50 years and a send off for the China tour. The program will offer a potpourri ofmusic from the United States, China, Mexico and Brazil and will feature James Latimer (UWMadison, Emeritus Professor of Percussion) conducting Toccata for Percussion by Carlos Chavez, which was performed on the UWMadison Percussion Ensemble's first concert on March 5, 1965. This trip is supported by Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Graebner and the UWMadison China Initiative. Tickets: Adults $10.00, students free.