The Marimba Orchestra and Friends will perform Sunday, March 12

Photo by Nathan Daughtrey

Marimba Orchestra and Friends

Sunday, March 18 @ 2 p.m., Concert Hall

The Marimba Orchestra and Friends returns this year with a vibrant new program. Ragtime Marimba Band performs two “old-time” favorites with exciting guest artists, including renowned marimbist/vibraphonist Nathan Daughtrey. This extraordinary event also features David Long’s Spirits for piano and percussion orchestra, a fantastic work incorporating audio and visual effects in two movements titled the Succubus and Poltergeist. The concert concludes with a wonderful medley of tunes made famous by Chuck Mangione featuring the Madison Brass.

Whether performing nationally as a marimba/vibraphone soloist or a chamber musician, conducting percussion clinics, composing for a range of soloists and ensembles around the world or teaching at the university level, Nathan Daughtrey (b. 1975) is a musical chameleon who uses his wide-ranging talents to adapt comfortably to a variety of environments. As a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha and Vic Firth, Dr. Daughtrey has performed and conducted master classes and clinics in concert halls and at universities throughout the United States and across three continents. With over fifty publications for concert band, percussion ensemble, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, his works have been performed at national and international conferences, including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Double Reed Society Conference, World Saxophone Congress and the Bands of America National Percussion Festival. His eagerly awaited “Concerto for Vibraphone” is now available in versions for percussion ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble and piano reduction. Dr. Daughtrey is currently a Visiting Lecturer of Music Composition at High Point University (NC), where he teaches applied lessons and works in collaboration with the School of Communication on film projects.

Ticket prices: $14–$15 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $8 in person at box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online. Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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