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Percussion Plus Project Concerts To Feature Slovenian Violinist

Percussion Plus Project Concerts To Feature Slovenian Violinist

April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - The Percussion Plus Project, ensemble-in-residence in the DePauw University School of Music, will present its final concert of the season at DePauw on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of DePauw's Performing Arts Center and on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. Percussion Plus Project is a unique contemporary chamber music ensemble, which focuses on an unusual and exciting repertoire that is little-known to general audiences. Their programs consist of works for percussion (ranging from one to many players) and another solo instrument.

Amy Lynn Barber (seen above), dean of the DePauw School of Music, is the artistic director of Percussion Plus Project, having founded the group in 1993 in Prague, Czech Republic. Percussion Plus had its own highly successful concert series for several years in Prague, and later in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where Barber was a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic. Most recently, it was based in Vienna, Austria.

For this concert, the guest soloist will be Volodja Balžalorsky, one of the leading Slovenian violinists, and a frequent performer throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He was solo violinist and concert master of the Freiburger Barocksolisten in Germany and has been a soloist with other orchestras in Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He has performed with the Percussion Plus Project in Prague and Venice. He is a professor of violin at the Music Acadmey in Ljubljana.

The concert will include Marginal Sounds by Ernst Křenek; Canto Intimo by Alois Ajdič; Luboš Fišer's Crux, a work for violin, timpani, and chimes; De Color, a work for violin and marimba by Tania León; and Lou Harrison's Concerto for the Violin with Percussion Orchestra, played in memory of the composer, who died in February in Indianapolis. The DePauw performance is free. Tickets for the concert in Indianapolis are $12 for general admission, $10 for Historical Society members, and $8 for students, and are available at the door. For more information call (765) 658-4380.