Lafayette LA -- The UL World Percussion Ensembles will present the Big Bang 2011 on Saturday April 2 at 7:30pm in Angelle Hall. This year, special guest Ney Rosauro will be performing with the ensemble. Rosauro, an accomplished Brazilian Percussionist, is renowned for his composition skills as well as his dynamic performances.

As a composer, Ney Rosauro has published more than 50 pieces for percussion as well as several method books. His compositions are very popular worldwide and have been recorded by internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. His Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra has been performed by over 1,200 different orchestras worldwide, and his nine solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by percussionists and general music-lovers alike. Mr. Rosauro has appeared in concert solo, and as a soloist with orchestras, in more than 35 different countries, including the most prestigious International Percussion Festivals.

Along with the Steel Drum Band, Brazilian Ensemble, and Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, the program will also feature the world premiere of “Spoken from the Wind and Thunder” for Japanese Taiko drums and percussion ensemble by Daniel Devillier.

General Admission is $5 at the door. Admission is free with a UL student or faculty ID.

For more information, contact Troy Breaux by eMail or at 337-482-5212, visit the the College of the Arts website.

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