Clocks in Motion, a professional percussion ensemble made up of musicians who are either graduates or current students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will perform a free concert and master class for Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music on Monday, March 17.
The ensemble will conduct a percussion workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. and a concert at 8 p.m. in Butler North. Both are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Butler Institute of American Art lot.
Anthony DiSanza, a 1989 alumnus of the Dana School of Music and currently a Professor of Percussion, Percussion Area Chair at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, originally sponsored the ensemble when it first started among his current and former students.
Clocks in Motion is a group that performs new music, builds many of its own instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program. Formed in 2011, the group began as an extension of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate Percussion Group, and now serves as the ensemble in residence with the UW-Madison percussion studio. Among its many recent engagements, the group served as resident performers and educators at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Rhapsody Arts Center, University of Michigan, Baldwin-Wallace University, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
The ensemble will play several interesting compositions, including Marc Mellits’ new mallet quintet, Herbert Brün’s 1974 composition At Loose Ends, Allhallows by John Jeffrey Gibbens and Charles Wuorinen’s Percussion Quartet.
For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.