U of I Percussion Ensemble Featured in New Recording
The Percussion Studio of the U of I is featured in a new release on the Albany label.
LONG ROLL: A TRIBUTE TO COMPOSER-PERCUSSIONIST MICHAEL MANION includes Alexander Tcherepnin’s Vivace from Symphony No. 1 in E Major; Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmica No. 5 and Ritmica No. 6; Stephen Lett’s Junta; Henry Cowell’s Ostinato Pianissimo; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Entr’acte from The Nose; John Cage and Lou Harrison’s Double Music; Michael Manion’s Long Roll II; and Robert Fleisher’s Maniondala.
Jupiter Quartet Releases New CD
The Jupiter Quartet is excited to announce the release of Rootsongs--a new recording featuring collaborations with U of I faculty Ollie Watts Davis and Stephen Andrew Taylor. The disc includes Dvorak's beloved Americanquartet complemented by Ramshackle Songs, a new commission by Chicago composer Dan Visconti and arrangements of four traditional spirituals by Prof. Taylor.