UPEI percussionist Branden Kelly will present his senior recital “Percussion Works” on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall.
Kelly, a Cornwall native in his fourth year of his bachelor of music education degree, has enjoyed many successful performances over the past few years. He was one of two PEI representatives in the 2012 Canadian National Youth Band. He was a Rose Bowl finalist at the PEI Kiwanis Music Festival in June 2012, and was also selected to perform at the Indian River Music Festival that year.
Most recently in January, he placed first in the UPEI Music Performance Competition. Kelly can also be seen performing as the principal percussionist of the UPEI Wind Symphony and as second chair percussionist with the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
The recital will feature works from notable percussion composers Paul Smadbeck, Elliot Carter, and Steve Reich. Among the highlights, Kelly will perform Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra—one of the most famous marimba concertos to date. Kelly will be accompanied by pianist Morgan Saulnier, Aaron Ellis on marimba, and members of the UPEI percussion ensemble. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
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