Wooster’s Percussion and African Diaspora Ensemble to Present Concert March 30

Free concert to be in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center at The College of Wooster

March 28, 2019   /  

Event Details

March 30, 2019 - 4 p.m.
Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Percussion Ensemble and African Diaspora Ensemble, both directed by Thomas Roblee, instructor of percussion at The College of Wooster, will present a concert in collaboration with students from West Liberty University, directed by Mitch Greco, on Saturday, March 30, at 4 p.m. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.).

The concert will feature Christopher Rouse’s “Bonham,” Bobby Moore’s “Speaking in Tongues,” and Mark Ford’s “Stubernic,” as well as traditional gyil and drumming from Ghana and marimba from Mexico.

Roblee works consistently with the Ghanaian dance troupe Saakumu, directing residencies that promote cultural exchange. He is also timpanist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and percussionist with the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and Wooster Symphony Orchestra. He received a bachelor of music education degree from SUNY Fredonia and master of music performance degree from The University of Akron.

For more information, contact Donna Reed at 330-263-2419 or dreed@wooster.edu.