The Quey Percussion Duo will bring their passion for the art of percussion to West Virginia University in a clinic and concert on Tuesday, March 8.
The duo, consisting of Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, both of the University of Minnnesota Duluth, will lead a workshop at 4 p.m. in the percussion studio of WVU’s Creative Arts Center. They’ll perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. Both events are free and open to the public.
The concert will begin with Koshinski’s “Impressions of Chinese Opera,” a three-movement piece featuring “Chang he Zuo” (Singing and Dancing), “Nian” (Dialogue), and “Da” (Martial Arts). After a brief intermission, they’ll offer “And So the Wind Blew” and “Song and Dance.”
The Duo strives to make their presentations as diverse as possible, highlighting their unique combination of classical training with their experience and interest in global and popular music. They’ve toured the world, worked with art galleries, conventions, and chamber music series. They serve as faculty artists in residence at the University of Minnesota Duluth and just completed their ninth year as co-directors of the percussion program at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival.
Koshinski is well known for his extraordinary versatility as a solo, chamber, symphonic, jazz, pop, and world music artist. He’s performed in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Slovenia, Canada, and throughout the United States.
Broscious is an active performer with numerous organizations, including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Amman Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, and the Birmingham Boys Choir.
CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts
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