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Beta Percussion Concert Series Student Marathon Performances
August 10 • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm• Free
Area classical music fans have a unique opportunity this summer to see world renowned percussionists perform brand new works for free at Beall Concert Hall.
Between August 4th and 10th, the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance will be hosting the Beta Percussion International Institute an intensive week-long seminar on percussion playing and writing. The new music will be workshopped by day, and performed in the evening by some of the world’s best percussionists.
While the day time events are only open to seminar participants, the evening concerts are free and open to the public.
“We really want to get as many community members there as possible,” Artistic Director and SOMD Associate Professor Pius Cheung, said. “One, because it’s always best for musicians to have and audience to perform for, but also this is a one of a kind opportunity to experience new music in one of the best chamber music halls in the world with some of the best percussionists in the world, and it’s free!”
The finale performance on Friday, August 10 at 2 p.m. is an opportunity for seminar students to perform and share their experiences from the previous week. This event is a culmination of student works and progress, and is also open to the public.