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They were tall, slight, draped classically from neck to heel in blue fringed cloths, and carried percussion muskets over their bare right shoulders.
Music from pioneers such as John Cage and Pulitzer Prize winners Steve Reich and Charles Wuorinen will be played by performers including Colin Currie, Dame Evelyn Glennie, the McCormick Percussion Group, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, and the Ulster and National Philharmonic Orchestras.
The term percussionist defines a musician that plays percussion instruments in general, from classical percussions (tympanis, mallet instruments, etc.