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Following a rehearsal, when other students are heading out for a rest or refreshment, the percussionists remain behind, packing up and shifting everything back into storage.
With many of the parts though, I only described the sound I wanted and allowed the percussionist to be creative in finding the best instrument to make the sound I described.
Specifically targeting children aged four to 14, the hour-long family concert features the percussionist duo leading a cast of musicians for what they dub a "global musical adventure".
The duo were also watched by The Duchess of Gloucester, worldrenowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie and Sir Paul McCartney.
But that's exactly what will happen when HBO, Insight Communications and the Louisville Leopard Percussionists (LLP) host the world premiere of THE LEOPARDS TAKE MANHATTAN: THE LITTLE BAND THAT ROARED on Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm at The Louisville Palace.
Her delivery swung from in-your-face brashness to dreamy wonderment, stepping back from the score sometimes to stand amidst the percussionists, later swaggering around with hands in pockets, and all the time captivating the audience with wonderfully expressive eyes.
Type of participants: Pianists, percussionists, vocalists, and brass, string and woodwind instrumentalists.
DRUMMING UP A STORM: Percussionist Evelyn Glennie,in thunderous action at the Phil; Picture: TRACEY O'NEILL
Corps chairman Peter Gordon said: "This programme is a superb showcase for the Phantom Knights and our new percussionists.
The concert will involve 10 percussionists performing on a stage filled with more than 200 percussion instruments from around the world.
Percussionists Leslie Komori and Eileen Kage sought to stretch the boundaries of Japanese taiko by working with nontraditional musicians and found an ideal match in multi-instrumentalist Elaine Stef, whose guitar stylings couldn't be drowned out by the drummers' sonic boom.
Relegated, since their entry into the orchestra in the late eighteenth century, to emphasizing exotic colors and rhythms, percussionists and timpanists rarely functioned as established soloists.