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Eastern to Present Percussion Ensemble

Written by Nana Owusu-Agyemang

percussion ensemble.JPGWillimantic, Conn. ¬¬- Eastern Connecticut State University's Department of Performing Arts will present a performance of the Percussion Ensemble on Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in Shafer Hall. The public is invited. Admission is free. Shafer Hall is located at Valley and High Streets in Willimantic Auditorium. The ensemble is conducted by Jeffrey Calissi, professor of music.

The Percussion Ensemble encompasses a broad spectrum of musical styles, from original and transcribed works in the percussion and marimba ensemble repertoire, to traditional West African hand drumming. Since it's inception in 2006, the ensemble has played host to several guest artists and clinicians such as Nathan Daughtrey, Tomm Roland and Arthur Lipner.

percussion ensemble-2 (2).jpgIn addition to performing a concert at the conclusion of each semester, the Percussion Ensemble also performs at various campus events, recruiting concerts at local and regional high schools, and the Percussive Arts Society Connecticut Chapter Day of Percussion.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Calissi on (860)-465-5504 or at

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