Exploring the World through Language, Rhythm, & Percussion
- Date: 12/05/2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Library
409 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, Colorado 80501
- Get ready for a program that defies categorization!
- Michael Udow will take us on a whirlwind journey combining fun, easy, hands-on examples that relate poetry, math, geography, science and cultural awareness to one another while drawing on concepts presented in his new book, Percussion Pedagogy.
- Video examples of music from around the world and videos of Michael working with young aspiring musicians are included in his program.
- Udow retired after heading the percussion program at the University of Michigan for twenty-nine years and serving as principal percussionist at The Santa Fe Opera from 1968 – 2009. He draws on his decades of performances, clinics and residencies in North America after dozens of trips to Japan with multiple appearances in China, Korea, and Europe.
- Udow refers to his “retirement” as “reassignment,” composing operas, symphonies and chamber music. His compositions have been performed by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony and Madison Philharmonia.
- Come and enjoy a low-key/non-judgmental/group participatory evening at your Longmont Public Library.
- This program will be of special interest to music teachers and school teachers.
- For adults and teens aged 16+.
- Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.
- Registration is required and will open on Tuesday, November 5 at 10 am. No email address? Call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.
This program is part of the Longmont Public Library’s “Authors We Love” series.