Lindsay Johnson


Music Festival rescheduled, hitting Rothbury

After being canceled in 2010 due to scheduling conflicts, the Rothbury Music Festival — renamed this year as Electric Forest — is back on for 2011, scheduled for June 30-July 3. REO Speedwagon, The String Cheese Incident and Pretty Lights are headlining this year. The festival, held at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., has added many new attractions this year to help boost their sales, including a water park, horseback riding and a life-size game of Mousetrap.

Symphony Orchestra plays Brahms, Wagner in final show of semester

The Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra performed two pieces Friday night: Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman Overture” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No.3.” “The Flying Dutchman Overture” started with the sound of flowing waves, exemplified by downward chromatics from the orchestra and dramatic timpani rolls.

Graduate recital offers impressive skill, variety

Michael Hejka performed his graduate percussion recital Friday for an overwhelming audience of family members and friends. Five pieces were performed, featuring Hejka on marimba and vibraphone. Some guest artists included William Marr on the euphonium, Brad Bower and John Nipper on the marimba and crotales, and Teddy Roberts, Jeff Brooks and professor John Dorsey on multi-percussion.

Percussion recital features classic favorites

Performers, from freshmen to graduate students, played a wide variety of marimba, vibraphone and drum solos at a performance of Professor John Dorsey’s Percussion Studio recital Wednesday night.

Faculty recital offers variety of music

Fourteen members of Eastern Michigan University’s faculty performed a Faculty Recital Thursday at Pease Auditorium. The concert featured a variety of instruments including cello, trumpet, organ and the lesser-known theorbo, an instrument much like a guitar, but with more strings.