Tarleton Percussion Ensemble concert to feature guest performer
They’ll move to the beat of a different drummer when Stockton Helbing joins Tarleton State University’s Percussion Ensemble for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.
Helbing is drummer for the Doc Severinsen Big Band.
“The students have been working diligently all semester to prepare this difficult repertoire, and we look forward to sharing it with an audience,” said Percussion Ensemble Director Dr. Benjamin Charles.
Stockton will perform Bob Becker’s Palta, a work featuring North Indian idioms applied to drum set.
Also featured will be Tarleton junior Darshan Jhaveri, performing xylophone legend George Hamilton Green’s Valse Brillante.
Other works on the program include David Maslanka’s epic Crown of Thorns, Owen Clayton Condon’s Fractalia, and the first work ever written for percussion ensemble, Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmica No. 5.
The Tarleton Steel Band performs Paul Simon’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, featuring new faculty member Dr. Andrew Stonerock.
Tickets are $5 or free with a Tarleton ID. The fine arts center box office opens prior to the concert at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission.
Tarleton, celebrating 100 years as founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) with campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service.