Topic: APSU Percussion Ensemble
Clarksville, TN – “My Favorite Things” is the title of this season’s holiday concert put together by David Steinquest at Austin Peay State University. The performance is Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 7:30pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall.
The band is comprised of some of Steinquest’s favorite musicians. Paul Carrol Binkley is the guitarist and foundation of the band’s sound. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – Here are a few things that David Steinquest, Austin Peay State University professor of music, enjoys: the holidays, the APSU Percussion Ensemble, music by James Taylor and Dave Barnes and relaxed gatherings with friends.
At 7:30pm on December 7th, he’s bringing all these elements together for a special holiday concert, “My Favorite Things,” at the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall. «Read the rest of this article»
On Madison Street, the Mobley-Seifried family was out Trick or Treating, when I caught up with them at the Williams House where Paisley (5), Crispin (4), and Alessandra (9) were singing the Halloween song for Mark Williams and the neighbor son John (6).«Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Percussion Ensemble held their 26th annual Halloween Concert on Friday. The sell out performances featured Music department students and faculty dressed in costumes while performing on a ghoulishly decorated stage.
“It’s a big party,” said Dr David Steinquest, “It is a fun musical event too. It’s not ‘Saw VII’ or anything like that. It’s not ugly, scary or gruesome. It’s very family friendly.” Steinquest served as primary conductor, and was backed up on the podium by Greg Wolynec and John Schnettler.
Clarksville, TN – “If I have to describe in one word what’s going to be going on with this concert,” Dr. David Steinquest said, leaning forward and rubbing his hands, “it would be ‘magic.’”
He lifted his eyebrows as he spoke, as if the word itself contained supernatural properties. It’s the type of showmanship one comes to expect from the Austin Peay State University professor of music, especially at this time of year.
Every October for the last 26 years, Steinquest has hosted the APSU Percussion Ensemble’s Halloween Concert – an enormously popular performance that blends music with the mayhem of the season. This year’s concert will consist of two performances at 6:00pm and 8:00pm on October 28th in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall.
Clarksville, TN – Anyone familiar with Austin Peay State University music professor David Steinquest’s annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concerts, with their strange mixture of music and mayhem, won’t be surprised to learn that even the traditional spring performances he organizes are marked by a wild originality.
Audience members attending the free percussion ensemble concert at 7:30pm on March 31st in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall will be treated to everything from sisters playing part of the score to “Schindler’s List” to an orchestra performing the Pizzicato Polka using only plastic tubes known as boom-wackers. «Read the rest of this article»
“Silent Night – An Evening of Holiday Music” showcases a band including Allison Campbell and David Alford on vocals, Paul Carrol Binkley on guitar, Tony Nagy on bass, Matt DeVore on drums, and David Steinquest on percussion. There are also featured guests Stanley Yates on guitar, Desiree Dolan on vocals, and the APSU Percussion Ensemble. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – A holiday show titled “Silent Night” might conjure up images of a dignified and serious performance, but a new concert by that name coming to Austin Peay State University next month promises to be a more casual, pop-infused holiday experience.
“Silent Night – An Evening of Holiday Music,” which begins at 7:30pm on December 3rd in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall, will showcase a band featuring Allison Campbell and David Alford on vocals, Paul Carrol Binkley on guitar, Tony Nagy on bass, Matt DeVore on drums and David Steinquest, APSU professor of music, on percussion. The performance will also include special guests Stanley Yates, professor of music, on guitar, Desiree Dolan on vocals and the APSU Percussion Ensemble. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Each year as part of Austin Peay State University’s Shriek Week extravaganza, the APSU Percussion Ensemble puts on a two show Halloween Concert. This sellout event is a annual fund raiser for the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. Each year the concert director, Professor Steinquest wears a different costume; in 2009 he was dressed as Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas, this year he was dressed as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.
The program included music from the movies Halloween and Poltergeist and the television shows The Addams Family and The Munsters. Nods were given to the rock group Led Zeppelin with numbers including Black Dog and Bonham. There was classical music from Mussorgsky’s Night On Bald Mountain and the classic electronic pop hit Popcorn. Pogo Sticks, by the computer music sensation Animusic, was also performed.
Here is the a list of events, and other basic information to help you have a safe and fun Halloween.
While Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, Clarksville-Montgomery County has decided not to move the official trick or treating night. They also do not set an official time for trick or treating. Most people would expect trick or treaters between the hours of 6:00pm till around 9:00pm. Fort Campbell has moved their trick or treating night to Saturday; and there, trick or treating is allowed between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
Safety should be a primary consideration for people out and about on Halloween. Safe Kids USA offers these tips for Parents and Drivers. «Read the rest of this article»
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