Performance of 'Weapon Wheel'
Time & Location
About the Event
A British journalist described JFK’s funeral activities as follows: “What I heard those days were not muffled cries of grief, nor solemn words, but the drums. Those were the days of drums.” Days of Drums will be a celebration of drums and drumming, featuring Eric Ewazen’s The Eternal Dance of Life, a piece written on commission for the MWE and legendary percussion ensemble NEXUS. This performance will feature the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jon Lee. Other works include Warren Benson’s Symphony for Drums and Wind Orchestra, Joseph Schwantner’s and the mountains rising nowhere, works by two of our student percussionists, *Austin Allen and Alex Shawver, and one classic chosen by members of the MWE!
*replaced by Quinn Mason since he will be out of town