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Manchester jazz, percussion ensembles perform Nov. 19

The Manchester University Music Department will present “Distance,” a concert featuring the MU Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. 

It begins at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be livestreamed on the MU Facebook page, @ManchesterUniv.

The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Scott Humphries, director of bands and music education. The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Bruce Schneider, MU percussion instructor. 

The concert features a number of MU students on major solo work, including senior Manuel Hernandez on flugelhorn, junior Ben Tipton on alto saxophone and senior Jonah Lechlitner on bass trombone. Sophomore Mason Kniola will also conduct a piece for the Percussion Ensemble. 

Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required. 

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Prepared by Jennifer Wagner, student assistant in the Office of Strategic Communications.

November 2020