Percussion ‘Decades’ series to hold final concert at UW-Stevens Point

For the Metro Wire

A percussion concert series offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Music Department will end next week with a performance of music composed in the last 20 years.

The last “Decades” series concert, “To the Future,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.

The university’s Percussion Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor Brian Baldauff, will perform the world premiere of “Kaleidoscopic” by Michael Treder, a UW-Stevens Point student, as well as works current composers Marc Mellits, Elliot Cole and Joe Tompkins.

Baldauff also directs a percussion component of the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra program. Members of this group will join the concert with the Percussion Ensemble for an arrangement of the Brazilian classic “Agua de Beber.”

A preview of the concert will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the courtyard of the Noel Fine Arts Center. It will include excerpts from the concert as well as other works.

Both the concert and preview are free and open to the public.