This semester’s World Music Showcase Concert in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts will feature the WVU African Music and Dance Ensemble, the WVU Steel Band and a special performance by the WVU Taiko (Japanese) Drumming Ensemble.

Directed by Michael Vercelli and graduate assistant Ryan Frost, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday (Dec. 2) in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.

According to Dr. Vercelli, who is director of the World Music Center at WVU, the repertoire will include music from Ghana, Trinidad and Japan.

“The highlight of the concert will be a premiere of a Taiko composition by graduate student Ryan Frost,” he said.

“Special guests will include jazz pianist Diego Lyra and members of the WVU Horn Studio, under the direction of music professor Virginia Thompson.”

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $6 for WVU faculty and staff and senior citizens, and $5 for students, children and members of groups of 10 or more.

For tickets and information, contact the Mountainlair and CAC Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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