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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Thursday, March 6th
All Day

Mammas Boy and Dig: Digital and Mixed-Media Prints by Heather D. Freeman & Jeff Murphy

  • Location: FAC 2D Corridor Gallery, 2nd Floor
  • Time: All Day

This two-person exhibition explores the nature of parenthood and childhood in relation to the non-familial world.  After the birth of the artists’ son in 2008, both began exploring through their work the American paradoxical relationship to its children: a society that on the one hand lauds family as the core of all social values and on the other resists supporting the needs of working parents and childhood education, while also spawning significant environmental and social crises that future generations stand to inherit.

7:00pm

Essential Cinema Series: The Godfather

  • Location: MMTH Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm

Essential Cinema Series Presents:

The Godfather

7:00 p.m.

Mass Media Technology Hall Auditorium

All students and faculty are welcome to join.

7:30pm

Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Concert featuring Mark Ford

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm

Admission $5 Students $2 with ID

Contact 745.3751 for additional information

 

Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford is an active performer on the marimba and he has been featured throughout the United States at universities and music conferences. He also regularly performs at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark’s recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music. Ford’s solo marimba CDs, Stealing a Moment, Motion Beyond and Polaris, have received outstanding reviews including The Instrumentalist which stated Ford's performance is "superb and his compositional style is equally outstanding." Mark has also recorded two DVDs and a CD with Japanese virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe and the UNT Wind Symphony.
As a composer Mark Ford has written several popular works for solo marimba and percussion ensemble including Marimba Heritage, Head Talk, Polaris, Kingdom Lore Fanfare, Stubernic, Afta-Stuba!, Heads Up!, The Surface of Life and Coffee Break (co-composed with Ewelina Ford).  His recent concerto, Stubernic Fantasy (2012) was premiered in Poland (orchestra version) and the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Convention (wind ensemble version) and has been performed on tour by the US Navy Band. His compositions have been performed at universities and concert halls throughout the world and also featured on National Public Radio. Ford is also the author of Marimba: Technique Through Music, a four-mallet marimba method book published by Innovative Percussion, Inc. 
Ford has been recognized as a leading percussion educator.  Under his direction the UNT Percussion Ensemble has toured in Poland, Croatia, France and Belgium and also won the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Mark Ford proudly represents Dynasty Percussion, The Zildjian Company, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and Innovative Percussion Inc. as performing artist and clinician.
For more information on Mark Ford and the UNT Percussion Area, please go to www.music.unt.edu/percussion and www.youtube.com/user/untperc.
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