Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center

The Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Annie Stevens, performs a concert with guest artist Michael Burritt.

The program includes:
"The Invisible Proverb," IV Sky Ghost by Russell Hartenberger
"Kibo" by Andrea Venet
Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble by Emmanuel Séjourné
"Appalachian Morning" by Paul Halley
"Fast Forward" by Joseph Schwantner

Read: Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble to perform with internationally acclaimed percussionist Michael Burritt

Michael Burritt is one of his generation’s leading percussionists. He is in frequent demand, performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada. He has been soloist with the United States Air Force Band, Dallas Wind Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Nexus, Third Coast Percussion, Ju Percussion Group (Taiwan), Percussion Art Quartet (Germany) and the Amores Percussion Group (Spain). Burritt has three solo as well as numerous chamber recordings. 

He has been a featured artist at nine Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 1992 he presented his New York solo debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and in 1998 performed his London debut in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Burritt has extensive chamber and orchestral experience and has performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, The Chicago Symphony, Nexus, Third Coast Percussion and the The Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra.

Burritt is also active as a composer, with three concertos to his credit as well as numerous solo and chamber works for marimba and percussion. He is an artist/educational clinician with the Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, and Yamaha Drums. Burritt is the President Elect of Percussive Arts Society.

Burritt is currently Professor of Percussion and chair of the Winds, Brass, and Percussion department at the Eastman School of Music. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susan Sanders at 540-231-5200 or during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.