McNeese State University’s W. A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free concert by percussionist Francisco Perez at 7 p.m., Jan. 23 in Ralph Squires Recital Hall. The program is part of the department’s Faculty/Guest Artist Series.
The program will feature “Apocalyptic Etude,” by Dave Hall, “Deus Ex Metronome” by Russell Wharton, “Toccata” by Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska, “Temazcal” by Javier Alvarez and Perez’s own composition, “Tesseract.”
Perez is a percussionist, composer, and educator from Pflugerville, Texas. He currently serves as assistant professor of music at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he oversees all aspects of the percussion studio. Perez has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He has also performed with ensembles such as the Lexington Philharmonic, the Symphony of Southeast Texas and is a founding member of the BlueSHIFT Percussion Quartet.
Perez received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Texas Christian University, his master’s degree and Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of Kentucky.
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