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Date: March 10, 2007 Location: Evans Music Auditorium

Evans Music Auditorium

Saturday, March 10, 7:30pm
Evans Auditorium

DUE EAST brings together Erin Lesser and Greg Beyer to form an exciting and dynamic combination of flutes and percussion. The duo has performed in Europe, Canada and the USA at venues such as the Warsaw Crossdrumming Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts and the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions in Texas, Tennessee and Ohio.

The duo has given recitals at universities across the United States, including Lawrence University, Northern Illinois University, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University and Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. DUE EAST has also performed for the New Music Festival at Western Illinois University, NYC PAS Day of Percussion, Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (NYC), the American Music Center’s Annual Award Ceremony (NYC), New Rochelle Public Library (NY), and Fort Massey Music Series in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In the summer of 2005, DUE EAST was invited to be an ensemble-in-residence at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival. They performed throughout Amherst, MA and Putney, VT, and were heard on WGBH radio. They also presented outreach concerts at Camp Allegro, (Putney) Agape Church (Brattleboro) and the Eric Carle Museum where they premiered a new work based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

DUE EAST actively promotes new music, and has commissioned several works. They have premiered works for Wet Ink Musics (NYC), Columbia University Composers, and the 21st Century Schizoid Music Series at Cornelia Street Café (NYC). In conjunction with performance, Erin and Greg are frequently asked to present workshops for composers and instrumentalists on contemporary music and its various extended techniques for their respective instruments.

Upcoming projects include a weeklong tour of Oregon including a residency at Western Oregon University, and concerts for Wet Ink Musics and the NYU Composers’ Collective First Performance. DUE EAST will also be collaborating with composers at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Composer’s Concordance (NYC).

Dr. Beyer is currently an Assistant Professor of Percussion at Northern Illinois University, and is endorsed by Latin Percussion and Bosphorus Cymbals.

Please contact Michael Johanson in the Music Department for more details,

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