Music for 18 musicians

The premiere performance of SOU’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will feature composer Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” at 7:30 p.'m.' Friday, March 9, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.' Reich’s contemporary arrangement is orchestrated for an ensemble of six percussionists on three marimbas, two xylophones, vibraphone and maracas; four pianists; two clarinetists doubling on bass clarinet; a violinist; a cellist; and four vocalists. A preconcert talk about minimalism by Longshore’s students will be at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5, free for students. Call 541-552-6101.

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