Aram Demirjian, conductor
Aram Demirjian leads a propulsive program all about the power and movement of rhythm in classical and contemporary pieces. This program features James DeMars’ SABAR: Concerto for African Drums, performed by Indigenous Vibes, a professional drumming ensemble comprised of alumni of Austin East High School’s West African Drum program, directed by Obayana Ajanaku. This concert also features the beloved music of West Side Story, Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances.” The program begins with “Drums: A Symphonic Poem” by the “Dean of Jazz Pianists,” James Price Johnson, and closes with Ravel’s timeless Bolero, a ballet composition that carries the drumbeat of this program to the last moment of the evening.
DeMARS SABAR: Concerto for African Drums Ensemble & Orchestra
All students grades K-12 can attend this concert FREE with purchase of one adult ticket as part of the Penny4Arts program. Up to 3 students per adult ticket; some restrictions apply. Must redeem by visiting or calling the KSO Box Office at 865-291-3310 prior to the day of the concert (M-F, 9-5). Offer not available online or at the door. Questions: boxoffice@
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