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Free, Public Concert to be held February 12 in Champlain College Great Hall


Second Concert in “Music Goes to College” Series to Showcase Renowned Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, February 7, 2006, Peterborough

A free, public concert, featuring the University of Toronto’s Percussion Ensemble, will be held in the Great Hall in Trent University’s Champlain College on Monday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.

The University of Toronto’s Percussion Ensemble is conducted and directed by Robin Engelman, an internationally acclaimed composer and a member of the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Toronto Arts Award, and the Banff School of Fine Arts Donald Cameron Medal.

The Ensemble’s repertoire favours works with small numbers of instruments and players, and includes both classic and contemporary compositions. Its goal is to expand the student’s music aesthetic and performing skills and to inspire students to compose. The Ensemble recently released a CD titled Rondino.

The concert is the second event in the “Music Goes to College” series, which is funded through the generous support of the Nind Fund and Trent’s Colleges. The series is an initiative of the Committee to Support Music Activities and Resources at Trent (SMART), spearheaded by Timothy McGee, last year’s Ashley Fellow and an honorary professor at Trent. Prof. McGee is Canada’s leading specialist in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and is a noted authority on the music of Canada.


For more information, please contact:
Andrew Wernick, chair, Cultural Studies Department, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x1794, awernick@trentu.ca; or
Timothy McGee, tmcgee@utoronto.ca