Dordt College News

Percussion recital Feb. 1

January 24, 2003

The marimba and snare drum will be featured in a percussion recital at Dordt College on Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. in the B. J. Haan Auditorium, sponsored by the Dordt College Music Department. Kelli Nelson

The featured soloist is Kelli Nelson, Omaha, Neb. Area symphony fans will recognize Nelson as the adjunct percussion teacher at Dordt College and the principal percussionist in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO). She is also a free-lance musician in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., where she is a percussionist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and substitute percussionist with the Omaha Symphony.

Nelson received her M.M. in Percussion Performance from Indiana University and a B.M.E. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kelli has been a high school band director and now teaches at college level.

Nelson will begin her recital with a marimba piece, “Sonata No. 1 in G minor, S. 1001,” by J.S. Bach. Other numbers include, “Ruffing Up a Storm” by John S. Pratt; “#2 from Douze Etudes pour Caisse-Claire” by Jacques Delecluse; and “Time for Marimba” by Minoru Miki.

The recital is free and the public is invited to attend.

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