FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/31/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo: The Tambuco Percussion Quartet: (L to R): Raul Tudon, Ricardo Gallardo, Alfredo Bringas and Miquel Gonzalez. Photo: Courtesy of Ricardo Gallardo
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: SUU PRESENTS TAMBUCO PERCUSSION QUARTET
WHAT: Internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated percussion quartet Tambuco will perform for a one night concert at SUU. Hailed by Gramophone Magazine for their "mesmerizing creativity...and forceful artistry," Tambuco produces music and sounds that spellbind audiences everywhere.
WHO: Southern Utah University, Department of Music
WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
TAMBUCO PERCUSSION QUARTET
TO PERFORM AT SUU
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Hailed by Gramophone Magazine for their "mesmerizing creativity...and forceful artistry," the internationally acclaimed Tambuco Percussion Quartet produces music and sounds that spellbinds audiences everywhere. Since their founding in 1993, they have made themselves into one of the most important percussion ensembles in the world. For one night only, they will be performing at Southern Utah University, Wednesday, September 14, at 7:30pm in Thorley Recital Hall in the Music Building on campus, admission is free and the public is invited to attend what is sure to be an entertaining evening of music.
Tambuco’s exciting style of music has earned numerous awards, honors and recognitions from domestic and foreign institutions. Tambuco has performed concerts on four continents and has collaborated with guest conductors, soloists, and other ensembles. Ricardo Gallardo, Alfredo Bringas, Raul Tudón and Miguel Gonzalez are the musicians that create Tambuco’s unique and distinct rhythms. Each of these men have impressive biographies of their experience and individual accomplishments that it is no wonder that together, they form a dynamic force. To date, Tambuco has recorded seven CDs the most recent, "Carlos Chavez Complete Chamber Music," received two Grammy nominations for Best Classical Music Album and Best Chamber Ensemble. Featured on that Grammy nominated album is SUU’s own assistant professor of music and accomplished percussionist Dr. Lynn Vartan.
Experience the wonder of Tambuco and what The Washington Post has called the “highest artistic quality, great aesthetic sense and undoubted technical virtuosity” by attending their performance. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at email@example.com.