April 9, 2015
WHAT: Texas Tech Percussion Ensemble will join with Ballet Lubbock to perform “Percussion Pointe.” This performance will include a variety of musical tastes, from drumline to Caribbean style steel drums. Included in the program is “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber played by Texas Tech faculty Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn and choreographed by Genevieve DeCesaro and Nicole Wesley.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (April 10), 7 p.m. Saturday (April 11)
WHERE: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
WHO: Rogers is a professor of percussion studies. She is past president of the Percussive Arts Society as well as associate research editor for Percussive Notes. Rogers is a recipient of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award.
Shinn is a professor of percussion and associate director for undergraduate studies and was the director of jazz studies at Texas Tech from 1985-2005. He continues to lead the summer jazz program. He is an artist endorser of Vic Firth and Paiste Cymbals. He is the 2009 recipient of the William Kerns Performing Arts Award for his contribution to the performing arts in Lubbock, and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award from the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Ticket prices range from $10-$35 and can be purchased from Select-A-Seat or by calling (806) 770-2000.
CONTACT: Matt Hardman, director of communication and administration, Ballet Lubbock, (806) 785-3090 or visit Ballet Lubbock.