Rhythm from multiple traditions
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Director: Vern Griffiths
The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs music for the vast spectrum of percussion instruments, including original works from the 20th century, transcriptions of familiar classics, and traditional dance music from Africa and Latin America.
The group also encourages the creation of new repertoire for percussion ensemble by student composers. Two concerts per year are scheduled in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall, in addition to other off-campus activities.
WATCH: The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs "Sleeping Bear"
Artists who have given Percussion Masterclasses in recent years include:
Nebojsa Zivkovic, International marimba soloist (first appearance in Canada)
Russell Hartenberger, Nexus
John Rudolph, Toronto Symphony
Ian Bernard, National Arts Centre Orchestra
Bev Johnston, Canadian percussion/marimba soloist
Ben Thomas, Seattle jazz vibraphonist
Bernie Arai, Vancouver jazz drum set player
Celso Machado, Vancouver Brazilian master
Pius Cheung, Marimba soloist/composer
Anne-Julie Caron, Canadian Marimba soloist
Chen Zimbalista, Israeli percussion/marimba soloist
Aiyun Huang, Contemporary music
Dario Savron, Italian marimba soloist
Banner image by Takumi Hayashi