Posts Tagged 'Percussion'

Burritt explores world of sound with percussion students

Burritt explores world of sound with percussion students

Flam, paradiddles and ratamacues — world-class percussionist Michael Burritt makes gibberish sound really good.

In Bellinger Hall’s dimly lit basement, Burritt, who is head of percussion at University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, sat intently. His piercing eyes scanned the wide practice room as his young percussionists moved a variety of instruments to the room’s center.

Burritt has a rare gift for making practice fun. Chautauquans will have the opportunity to experience that during the student percussion recital from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.