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Percussion Concert in the Parry Hall

Percussion concert 
28 June 2011
Parry Hall
 


Two professors and ten students from Trinity College of Music came to Eton on the 28th June. They gave a masterclass to a group of very lucky Etonians who learned specialist techniques on drum kit, bongos and congas as well as the very difficult art of four-mallett marimba playing. Three of the Etonians were then recruited to play in the famous Edgar Varese piece "Ionisation" which features a huge array of instruments including sirens and string-drums. The result was a spectacular concert which lifted the roof of the Parry Hall. A bank of marimbas and xylophones playing pieces as varied as "When I'm Sixty-four" to Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The Etonians were then invited to join the Trinity students in a repeat performance of the programme as part of the Trinity College of Music lunchtime recital series in Greenwich, the following day.
Date Posted: 28 June 2011
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