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Percussion Ensemble Ralph Sorrentino, director Steven White, guest soloist WCU High School Honors Percussion Ensemble Brent Behrenshausen, conductor

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center 8:15 PM


PROGRAM Sofapilla .............................................................................................................. Chuck Ricotta Fidget .......................................................................................... Nathan Daughtrey (b. 1975) WCU High School Honors Percussion Ensemble Brent Behrenshausen, conductor

Toccata ...........................................................................................Carlos Chávez (1899-1978) Kendrick Bowman, Chris Carlson, Haley Cowan, Cameron Davis, Casey Dziuba, Nate Gittelman

Catching Shadows .................................................................................. Ivan Trevino (b. 1983) Sean McWilliams and Nate Gittelman, marimba Luke Thurston and Sean Slattery, vibraphone Kendrick Bowman and Fred Spaziani, percussion

Quartz City ........................................................................................ David Johnson (b. 1964) Steven White, vibraphone

Intermission

José / beFORe JOHN⁵ .................................................................................Aurél Holló (b. 1966) Kendrick Bowman, Chris Carlson, Haley Cowan, and Casey Dziuba

Past Midnight .........................................................................................Tom Gauger (b. 1935) Mariella’s Dance..................................................................................... Ray Holman (b. 1944) WCU Percussion Ensemble and the WCU High School Honors Percussion Ensemble Chris Hanning, drums; Nate Gittelman, timbales; Haley Cowan, congas; Casey Dziuba, vibraphone

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Steven White Steven White joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as a percussionist and assistant timpanist in February 2017. Before moving to New York, Steven held a percussion position with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons, where he worked closely with Chicago Symphony percussionists James Ross and Cynthia Yeh. During his time in Chicago, Steven was a regular substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and he accompanied them on their tour to Carnegie Hall in 2015. Steven has spent his summers at Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen Music Festival. Equally passionate about orchestral and solo playing, Steven was second prize winner at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Vibraphone Competition in 2013, as well as a competitor at the TROMP International Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2012. Steven holds a master’s degree in orchestral performance from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton, Kyle Zerna, and She-e Wu. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with She-e Wu and James Ross.

West Chester University Percussion Ensemble Kendrick Bowman Josh Burpo Chris Carlson Ruth Clark Haley Cowan Adrianna Cunning Cameron Davis

Casey Dziuba Dan Farnum-Huelster Brett Gillott Nate Gittelman Sean Hayes Sean McWilliams Omar Mendoza

Jon Partridge Neel Patel Sean Slattery Fred Spaziani Brad Stark Joseph Steidle Luke Thurston

WCU High School Honors Percussion Ensemble Joshua Arnone (West Chester East HS) Evee Bak (Westtown School) Cameron Crawford (Downingtown West HS) Joseph DiNapoli (Oxford Area HS) Marie Downey (Marple Newtown HS) Erin Fuzer (Lenape HS) Brian Gambler (Schuylkill Valley HS) Joshua Platt (Pennfield Middle School)

Vlad Puskovitch (Episcopal Academy) Adam Rudisill (Octorara Area HS) Anton Saliaris (Cedar Cliff HS) Milo Salvucci (Westtown School) Jacob Scheidt (Daniel Boone Area HS) Jeremy Tygh (Bayard Rustin HS) Professor Brent Behrenshausen, conductor Kendrick Bowman, assistant conductor


UPCOMING WELLS SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS For full event details visit www.wcupa.edu/music or call (610) 436-2739 Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30 PM Concert on the Quad Joseph Caminiti, director Academic Quad Main Hall Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:15 PM Chamber Winds Andrew Yozviak, director Philips Autograph Library Philips Memorial Building Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30 PM Statesmen Daniel Cherry, director Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8:15 PM Keyboard Honors Recital Patricia Powell, director Ware Family Recital Hall Swope Music Building Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8:15 PM Concert Band & Wind Symphony Adam Gumble & M. Gregory Martin, directors Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center

Steinway & Sons Piano Technical, Tuning and Concert Preparations by Gerald P. Cousins, RPT A majority of performances are available to watch via live stream at Facebook.com/ArtsAtWCUPA and LiveStream.com/wcupa. Mr. Robert Rust, Audio & Visual Technician Events at the Wells School of Music are often supported by individual sponsors and organizations. Contributions to the Wells School of Music may be made out to: West Chester University Foundation 202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA 19382

For further information, please call (610) 436-2868 or contact Dr. Christopher Hanning, Dean. If you do not intend to save your program, please recycle it in the baskets at the exit doors. The Wells School of Music | West Chester University of Pennsylvania Dr. Christopher Hanning, Dean

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