UBC Percussion Ensemble Virtual Showcase
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The UBC Percussion Ensemble presents an interesting program for a whole bunch of amazing percussion instruments. Don’t miss the whole ensemble playing a super fun arrangement of folk songs at the end of the show!
Allan Jr. Perpose
Vern Griffiths, director
Jesse Guo performs Casey Cangelosi’s “White Knuckle Stroll” for solo marimba
Jacob Kryger performs Andy Akiho’s “Stop Speaking” for snare drum and tape
Louis Lu performs Keiko Abe’s “Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs” for solo marimba
Kristians Jautaikis performs Charles Delancey’s “For the Love of L’Histoire” for solo multi-percussion
Allan Jr. Perpose performs the first movement of Pius Cheung’s “Classical Sonata” for solo marimba
The full ensemble perform “Familiar Folk Songs” arranged for percussion ensemble by Kaiya Gazley
The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs music for the vast spectrum of percussion instruments, including original works from the 20th and 21st centuries, transcriptions of jazz and classical works, and whatever else we can get our hands on. The group has presented concerts at UBC, the VSO Day of Music, John Cage Festival, and the Vancouver Day of Percussion. The ensemble is made up of full-time percussion students at the UBC School of Music, and is directed by Vern Griffiths, Principal Percussion of the VSO.