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April Fool’s Day concert brings music
March 28, 2008

PULLMAN – The WSU Madrigal Singers will present a concert of music, skits and laughs on April Fool’s Day, Tuesday, April 1. The free family-friendly event will be held at 8 p.m. in Bryan Hall in the WSU Pullman campus. 

Highlights of the performance will include French dance music, Italian dance songs, English ballads, contemporary music by composers Eric Whitacre, Dominick Argento, and WSU student composer Austin Schlichting, as well as humorous music by P.D.Q. Bach and three popular songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The Madrigal Singers will also present their version of the story of Robin Hood with audience participation.

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Percussion ensemble performs free concert
October 24, 2006

PULLMAN  – The Washington State University Percussion Ensemble will present a free Halloween concert featuring musical works ranging from classical to bluegrass in the concert hall of the Kimbrough Music Building at 8 p.m. Oct. 31.In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, the concert will feature “frightening” surprises, as well as special guest performances.Under the direction of Professor David Jarvis, the percussion ensemble will open the evening with Christopher Rouse’s “Ogoun Badagris,” a work that derives its inspiration from Haitian drumming patterns based on Voodoo ritual music.The ensemble will perform one of Jarvis’ compositions entitled “Nocturne for Trumpet and Percussion,” featuring WSU Professor David … » More …

Yasinitsky, Barash to perform in recital at WSU
September 16, 2003

Washington State University flute instructor Ann Marie Yasinitsky and oboe professor Amarai Barash will be featured during a faculty recital Sept. 23 on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.Yasinitsky, assisted by pianist Gerald Berthiaume, pianist Sheila Zilar and cellist Eugene Zenzen, will perform works by French composers Jolivet and Gaubert. Barash, assisted by pianist Susan Chan, will perform works by Robert Schumann and Peter Maxwell Davies. Yasinitsky and Barash will also perform a duo for flute and oboe by Thea Musgrave. Yasinitsky joined the WSU music faculty in 1991. She … » More …

Phil Vassar to rock Beasley Coliseum
April 25, 2003

Up-and-coming country music superstar, Phil Vassar, performs at 7:30 p.m., May 1, at Beasley Coliseum, with special guest, Coltrain.Vassar’s popularity began with his self-titled 2000 Arista Nashville debut. That album yielded the number-one single “Just Another Day in Paradise,” as well as five top-ten hits, including his latest, “This is God.” He has earned both CMA and ACM Awards nominations, culminating in his 2002 ACM win for Top New Male Vocalist. He also has shared stages with some of country music’s biggest names, like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney. Tickets — $28 for the general public, $25 for WSU students — are available … » More …

Playwright, poet Meloncon to perform at Daggy Hall
February 7, 2003

Noted playwright and poet Thomas Meloncon, whose artistry dissect society’s ills and suggest alternatives, will perform “Straight from the Heart of Thomas Meloncon” at 7 p.m., Feb. 11, in Jones Theatre of Daggy Hall. Meloncon will read poems and excerpts from his plays while WSU students perform interpretive dance and music.Meloncon has published a book of poetry entitled “Poetry In E Minor.” His second book of poems, “Recollections,” is slated for publication shortly. He also has performed with numerous jazz musicians in the south, including WSU’s Horace Alexander Young, and has written nine major plays. While his writings have special resonance for the African American … » More …