Virginia University at Parkersburg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distinguished Performance Series concludes season with Malcolm Dalglish's Hymnody of Earth.
Contact: H.G. Young III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
One of the world’s foremost masters of the hammer dulcimer will perform his work, "Hymnody of Earth," Saturday, April 6, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Malcolm Dalglish will be joined by N. Scott Robinson, a percussionist specializing in hand drumming and world music, and the WVU Parkersburg College Chorale in the 8 p.m. concert to be held in the multi-purpose room. It marks the final program in the 2001-2002 Distinguished Performance Series.
Dalglish is a choral composer and director, and a hammer dulcimer, spoons, bones, and chin music virtuoso who presents programs of original folk choir and dulcimer music, stories, mime, rhyme, rhythm, and song. He brings forth a sound that combines folk, classical and impressionistic jazz elements. Drawing on the writings of Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry, early American shape-note hymns and Shaker songs, his "Hymnody of Earth" is an uplifting celebration of nature.
Robinson has performed or recorded with such luminaries as Benny Carter, Marilyn Horne, and Paul Winter, and composers John Cage and Annea Lockwood. His skills are diverse and include proficiency on frame drums and tambourines from India, Italy, Persia, Egypt, Brazil, Morocco, and Ireland, such as kanjira, tamburello, gaval, riq, pandeiro, bendir, and bodhran.
Tickets are on sale now in the college business office; any remaining tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to the concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $2 in advance for WVU Parkersburg students.
The Distinguished Performance Series is presented with financial assistance from the WVU at Parkersburg student activity fee and academic affairs budget and the WVU President’s Office for Social Justice. For additional information, contact the college at 424-8000.
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