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.
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.
The Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will be performing two pieces at 8 p.m. Friday in Pease Auditorium.
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.
Michael Hejka, a graduate student from professor John Dorsey’s Percussion Studio, will be performing his graduate recital at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Members of professor John Dorsey’s Percussion Studio will be performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Alexander Recital Hall.
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.
Members of the Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony performed a collection of chamber music under the direction of Dr. Mary K. Schneider Friday at Pease Auditorium.
The ensemble, featuring approximately 20 EMU music students and Dr. Alex Graham as a guest alto saxophonist, is under the direction of professor Donald Babcock.