Percussia performs Kusanganisa at St. John’s University on December 2

calendarmenubottom.jpgFlutist Margaret Lancaster joins Ingrid Gordon’s ensemble Percussia, for an eclectic flute and percussion program at St. John’s University in Queens, New York that includes my Kusanganisa (Mixing, for flute and marimba 4-hands, based in part on Zimbabwean mbira patterns).

Other works on the program include the world premiere of “Formas Del Viento” by Argentinean composer Alejandro Viñao; “First Concerto for Flute and Percussion” by innovative American composer Lou Harrison, and “Kembang Suling” by New Zealand’s Gareth Farr.

Musicians: Ingrid Gordon & Haruka Fuji, percussion; Margaret Lancaster, flute

December 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM
St. John’s University
The Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Jamaica, Queens

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