About the event
Due to illness, the Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra was not performed at the April 2 Percussion Ensemble concert. The Concerto, by David Gillingham, will be performed by the WSU Percussion Ensemble featuring Mark Stevens on piano with possible additional performances by the Percussion Studio.
Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra was written with the virtuoso in mind, this piano concerto is perfect for the modern ensemble. “The first movement exudes an urgency scored in the rhythms and harmonies throughout, while the second movement, Elegy, reflects on the memory of my friend Robert Hohner. Robert was the percussion teacher at Central Michigan University until his death in the year 2000. The final movement barrels along with spirit and drive, utilizing mixed meter and a full compliment of percussion to bring you to the breathtaking conclusion.” – David Gillingham