Percussion Group DePauw to perform for Gobin concert series Wednesday night

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Greencastle Summer Music Festival continues Wednesday, June 13 with a performance by Percussion Group DePauw, faculty and students from the DePauw University School of Music.

There is no admission charge for the 7:30 p.m. concert in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson St. (corner of Seminary and Locust streets) in Greencastle.

Members of Percussion Group DePauw -- Seth Brawner, Ben Hogan, Ming-Hui Kuo and Abigail Foehrkolb -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for the Greencastle Summer Music Festival at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. They are professional percussionists who work at, have graduated from or are current percussion major students at DePauw University.

The festival concerts are underwritten by business sponsors, including the Inn at DePauw, an endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation and many individuals in the community.

"By last week's concert, only two weeks into our summer, we had already passed the halfway mark in our $16,000 fundraising goal for this summer," Festival Executive Director Chris Flegal reported. "We are thrilled with the support from the community."

"Percussion Group DePauw's concert was one of our audience favorites last summer," says the Festival's founder and artistic director, DePauw music professor Eric Edberg. "We -- and by 'we' I mean not just Chris Flegal and me, but also our community of music lovers -- are excited to experience the fascinating and adventuresome sonic landscape a high-level percussion group creates."

The members of Percussion Group DePauw (Ming-Hui Kuo, Ben Hogan, Abigail Foehrkolb and Seth Brawner) are professional percussionists who work at, have graduated from or are current percussion major students at DePauw. The group formed when DePauw percussion professor Ming-Hui Kuo and Ben Hogan joined the Greencastle Summer Music Festival concert series in 2017.

Percussion Group DePauw performs various styles of music from classical percussion literature, electronic music, to modern jazz-influenced compositions; from solo to ensemble music. This year, they are going to perform works by Tobias Brostrom, Steve Reich, Ney Rosauro, Casey Cangelosi, Carlos Passeggi, Eric Sammut, Dorival Caymmi and Emmanuel Sejourne.

The Greencastle Summer Music Festival will continue next week on June 20 with Claude Cymerman (piano), Tarn Travers (violin), Nicole Brockmann (viola) and Eric Edberg (cello) performing music by Mozart and the French romantic composer Lekeu.

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