Umass Dartmouth Announces Percussion Ensemble

DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the main auditorium located on the universitys main campus in Dartmouth. As always, the ensemble will present an exciting and diverse collection of music from around the world. Listeners can expect to hear enchanting sounds from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean.

DARTMOUTH, MA. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00pm in the main auditorium located on the university’s main campus in Dartmouth. As always, the ensemble will present an exciting and diverse collection of music from around the world. Listeners can expect to hear enchanting sounds from Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. 

The ensemble is under the direction of Professor Jamie Eckert, a member of the UMass Dartmouth music faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This year’s concert will feature its steel drum band, “El Caribe” throughout the program. 

In addition, the concert will feature a special performance by UMD faculty member and recording artist Santi Debriano. His Latin jazz ensemble includes faculty and students from the UMD music program and is guaranteed to be one of the evening’s highlights. 

“The spring concert featuring our percussion ensemble continues to be one of the most popular concerts of the entire season,” according to professor Eckert. “It is a great musical experience that appeals to music lovers of all ages.” 

As part of the University’s service mission to the Commonwealth, the spring concert is free and open to the public. Last year was an overwhelming success, so listeners are encouraged to arrive early to secure the best seating. Parking is available in lots 4 and 5. 

A special pre-concert rehearsal in scheduled on Tuesday, May 4th at 12:30 in the College of Visual and Performing Arts building. For additional information about the concert you can contact Jamie Eckert via email at jamieeckrt@umassd.edu. 


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