Global Drums is fired up for another explosive evening of percussive entertainment! Promising to perform like their hair is on fire, and featuring a hot lineup of exciting music with some very special guests, Global Drums take to the University Theatre stage on April 5 and 6 at 8 pm nightly.
“Our theme revolves around fire!” says Adam Mason, director. “Be prepared for some amazing music featuring African drumming and dancing, our Taiko ensemble and a very special performance by our Master of Music candidate, Joe Porter who has written a very flashy vibraphone concerto with percussion ensemble titled Travelling Circus.”
Acclaimed professional steel drum artist and composer Tracy Thornton, from Greensboro North Carolina, joins the Steel Drum Ensemble. “Global Drums has performed many pieces by Tracy Thornton over the years and it’s a pleasure to finally welcome him to perform with us,” Mason says.
The Taiko Ensemble is set to perform one of Adam Mason’s newest compositions, The Moats of Hirosaki-jo. “I wrote this piece after traveling to Japan last summer. The piece we are performing was inspired by the stories of a battle in the moats, and it also features our biggest and newest drum, the O Daiko,” Mason explains.
Sparks fly during the finale, a heart-stopping performance featuring the Polynesian Ensemble and fire spinner, Isaac Neufeld. “It is going to be a fun night – don’t miss this performance,” says Mason.
Avoid disappointment and buy your tickets early! Tickets are available at the University Box Office Monday – Friday, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm or call (403) 329-2616. Tickets are $15 Regular, $10 for students, seniors and children. Regular tickets are also available online: uleth.ca/tickets.