1st Term Percussion Concert 2017
This concert featured a variety of player combinations from duets all the way up to seven performers in one group. Some of the pieces utilised different types of drums, some used mallet instruments exclusively and others used combinations, along with some smaller percussion. The UCT Percussion Ensemble performed two pieces, one of which featured the traditional Indian drum, the Mridangam played by Lilavan Gangen. This was also the first time past Beau Soleil student, Olivia Stanton performed at Beau Soleil as a full time UCT percussion student. Head of UCT Percussion Studies, Frank Mallows, performed two mallet duets with David West at the end of this concert. One of the pieces was a Max Leith arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, which had the performers sometimes playing on the wrong side of the instrument!