(Posted April 25, 2016)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Percussion Ensemble will perform an encore presentation of "IMR (Images of Magnetic Resonance), a musical interpretation of an MRI machine, which was written by James Latten, professor of music at Juniata, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in Alumni Hall in Brumbaugh Academic Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

There will be a post-concert reception in the basement of Swigart Hall, the music building located along Moore Street directly across from Alumni Hall.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those under age 18 or Juniata students with ID. The Concert Band is directed by James Latten, professor of music at Juniata College.

The Percussion Ensemble will perform Latten's composition, which debuted on campus in 2006 and was performed again in 2009. This time, the band will be accompanied by Kate Clarke, assistant professor of theatre arts, and students from the theatre department, will perform as voice actors simulating the conversation of a typical hospital.

Next, the percussion group will perform "Shuffalo,"by Murray Houlif, a former public school band instructor in New York. The tune is a simple blues shuffle. Following that will be "Duck Sauce," also by Houlif. The tune is a sequel to Houlif's "Chicken Soup."

The bands will take a break when students in Latten's World Percussion Lab take to the stage to explain and perform with many types of percussion instruments from cultures across the world.

The Keyboard Percussion Choir will perform "It Is Well With My Soul," by Philip Bliss, a 19th century tune that is performed today as a religious hymn. The next selection, "The Metronome," is by Ludwig von Beethoven. The music is taken from the second movement of Beethoven's eighth symphony.

The concert will end with the selection, "Cžardàs," by Vittorio Monti , a 19th and 20th century composer famed for his "gypsy" works based on Hungarian melodies. Emily Reinl, a senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa., will solo on the xylophone.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.