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Music at Noon concert series presents: Graeme Francis
Cycles and Structures - Works for Solo Percussion
12:15 pm | November 21, 2023
University Recital Hall
Join Dr. Francis as he guides the audience through works for solo percussion by Xenakis, Koshinski, and Bach that explore how cyclical patterns, themes and variations, and improvisation bring musical momentum and structural clarity to music that is as diverse as it is entertaining.
A native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Dr. Graeme Francis is a music educator with over twenty years of experience teaching students and professionals of all levels. His college positions have included The College of St. Rose, Hartwick College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has presented at numerous conferences and festivals, including the National Convention of Percussion Pedagogues, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and Texas Music Educators Association.
Graeme is also a versatile percussionist, equally in demand with professional orchestras, chamber groups, and jazz groups. He has performed with the Austin, San Antonio, and Albany Symphony Orchestras, The Glimmerglass Festival, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, and Austin Chamber Music Center. His various jazz projects have seen him featured at clubs and festivals throughout the US and Canada, including performances at Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, and The Majestic Theatre. Dr. Francis proudly endorses Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo percussion products. For more information about Dr. Francis’ musical endeavors, visit GFpercussion.com.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Free admission, all are welcome to attend