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Composer and percussionist to perform Nov. 29

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Published Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

Composer and percussionist Michael Burritt will perform Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Burritt is currently a professor of percussion and head of the Eastman School of Music’s woodwinds, brass and percussion department. He has made a career spanning fields from product design to original compositions and from Carnegie Hall to the Ju Percussion Group of Taiwan.

He is a frequent guest on some of the world’s largest stages, performing at length with orchestras and symphonies, including the Chicago Symphony and the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra.

Burritt’s work with marimbas has been especially influential with some of his compositions recognized by both beginners and masters as standard repertoire. He has also released three solo recordings, each of which displays his own compositions and pieces made especially for him.

This performance is the last Center Stage performance of 2018.

Center Stage, a series of events, guest artists, lectures and performances which aims to promote better understanding of the fine arts and diverse cultural perspectives, is made possible by Tennessee Tech’s general education fund.

The event is free and open to the public.

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