UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

UCF Percussion Ensemble Invitational and Concert

April 7, 2024 | Steinmetz Hall | 7:30 p.m.

UCF Percussion Ensemble Invitational and Concert

April 7, 2024 | Steinmetz Hall | 7:30 p.m.

In a celebration of past and present, the UCF Percussion Ensemble and a group of percussion studio alumni will join forces for an evening of percussion music. Percussion studio AlumKnights have been invited back for this special occasion and we are all eager to share the stage once again. 

The UCF Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Thad Anderson, offers students well-rounded experiences in all facets of ensemble playing. The ensemble presents audiences with varied programs that feature significant works for idioms such as chamber, mallet, large, historic, and world ensembles. The group frequently works with composers to commission and premiere new works for percussion ensemble. Some of these recent projects have included collaborations with Marc Mellits, Tiffany Connell, Jonathan Kolm, John Psathas, Bill Ryan, D.J. Sparr, Paul Lansky, David Bennet Thomas, Charles Griffin, James Norman, and Zack Browning. The debut UCF Percussion album, Patterns, was released in 2014 and features new quartets for two marimbas and two vibraphones. The ensemble presented the New Literature for Percussion Ensemble session at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2014 (Indianapolis, IN) and a concert of new music for clarinet and percussion ensemble at the 2017 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest (Orlando, FL).


One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years! UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit. Events will be held April 3-14 at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more at arts.cah.ucf.edu/celebrates.


*Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice. By purchasing a ticket you are authorizing the Dr. Phillips Center to share your information with the producer. The views and opinions expressed within this show are those of the artist(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Dr. Phillips Center. Every guest entering the theater, including infants and children, requires a ticket. Children under the age of two are not permitted inside the theaters, unless noted otherwise. Parents should use discretion when deciding what shows are appropriate for their children.

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