Percussion Group Cincinnati performs at SNU

Southern Nazarene University hosts the “Percussion Group Cincinnati,” in Masterclass, 3:30-5:00 pm, and in concert, 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 28 in Herrick Auditorium, NW 39th Expressway and Asbury.

The program includes “Lift Off” by Russell Peek, “Mbira Music, Book One” by Alonzo Alexander, “Drama” by Guo Wen-jing, a medley of pieces by John Cage, a collectively written piece, “I Read the News Today, O Boy,” and “Four Chilean Songs” arranged by the Percussion Group Cincinnati.

Described as “Impossible to overpraise” by the New York Times, Percussion Group Cincinnati is ensemble-in-residence and its members are faculty at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Founded in 1979 the group consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge.

Appearances have included major cities, festivals, concert halls and schools of America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to community concerts, workshops, and masterclasses, the Group regularly appears as concerto soloists with symphony orchestras, and has presented their program “Music From Scratch” to thousands of children across North America.

This concert is made possible in part through the generous support of the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

The Masterclass is open to the public and there will be no admission charge. Tickets for the concert are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door. For more information on the Percussion Group Cincinnati, visit their website at For more information about the performance, contact the School of Music at 405.491.6345.