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Percussion Ensemble Concert

Percussion Ensemble Concert
80 Queens Park, Walter Hall
Time: Nov 20th, 7:30 pm End: Nov 20th, 9:30 pm
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Featuring guest artist Michael Burritt, Eastman School of Music

Faculty of Music


Coming Together

Featuring guest artist Michael Burritt, head of percussion at Eastman School of Music. (www.michaelburritt.com)

Zivkovic: Trio per Uno
Brostrom: Twilight
Vinao: Khan Variations
Burritt: Rounders
Rzewski: Coming Together
Sunday, November 20, 2011
7:30 pm. Walter Hall
Edward Johnson Building, U of T, 80 Queen’s Park
Free admission

Having performed on four continents and nearly forty states Michael Burritt is one of the World’s leading percussion soloists. He is in frequent demand performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. Michael Burritt has been soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany), Amores Percussion Group (Spain), Peaux (Sweden) and the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble of Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Burritt has three solo recordings – Perpetual, and Shadow Chasers and recently released his third entitled Waking Dreams on the Resonator Records label. All the recordings are comprised of Burritt’s original compositions as well as works written expressly for him. He has been a featured artist at seven Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 1992 he presented his New York solo debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and in 1998 performed his London debut in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Michael Burritt will also teach a Percussion Master Class on 19 November from 10 am to noon in Walter Hall, the Faculty of Music, 80 Queens Park.  Admission is free.  For further information, please contact the Faculty of Music at (416) 978-0491

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