Percussion Ensemble features renowned special guests

Keith Aleo

The Percussion Ensemble at CSU will present a culminating concert from the annual CSU Percussion Festival on Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall at the University Center for the Arts.

The event is part of the Percussion Festival. The concert features the CSU Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Eric Hollenbeck, with special guests Keith Aleo and Marcus Santos.

During the day, high school percussion ensembles will be at CSU performing for faculty and guest clinicians in master-class settings before performing the final concert.

Keith Aleo

Aleo is currently the director of education and orchestral activities worldwide at the Avedis Zildjian Company. He is also on the percussion faculty at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Connecticut, and director of percussion at the Interlochen Arts Camp.

Marcus Santos

Marcus Santos

A Bahia, Brazil native, Santos is a contemporary percussionist and educator. He commits his life to the study, teaching and performance of his hometown’s Afro-Brazilian music and heritage.

Eric Hollenbeck

Hollenbeck has performed with diverse performing organizations ranging from principal positions held in Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras to appearances with the Alabama, Sinfonia De Camera, Chicago Civic, Tallahassee, Colorado Symphony and Columbus Symphony Orchestras, and as timpanist for the International Cathedral Music Festival in London, England.

Tickets are free but required and are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby Monday through Friday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to performances, by phone at 970-491-ARTS (2787), or online at Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office.

The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society.

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