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Wilton Student Plays With ECSU Percussion Ensemble

The Eastern Percussion Ensemble
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WILTON, Conn. – Arnaldo Fraccaroli of Wilton joined the Eastern Percussion Ensemble in performing a broad spectrum of musical styles from the original and transcribed works of the percussion and marimba ensemble repertoire at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

Professor Jeff Calissi directed the show, exhibiting 14 performers.

Since its inception in 2006, the ensemble has played host to several guest artists and clinicians such as Nathan Daughtrey, Tomm Roland and Arthur Lipner. In addition to performing a concert at the conclusion of each semester, the percussion ensemble also performs each year at the Percussive Arts Society Connecticut Chapter Day of Percussion and for various campus functions such as recruitment concerts at area public schools.

Eastern percussionists have the opportunity to participate in guest master classes, workshops and concerts. Additionally, Eastern percussionists regularly perform in the large ensembles of the university, such as the Eastern Concert Band and Willimantic Orchestra, and are given frequent opportunities to play with off-campus ensembles within the surrounding communities such as The Classic Brass, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Choir of Northeast Connecticut.

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