Flute and percussion duo Due East to perform at BGSU

Due East, a flute and percussion duo, will perform two concerts of new works on Tuesday, November 29 at the Clazel Theatre (127 N Main St., downtown Bowling Green; suggested donation $2-5) and Wednesday, November 30 (Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center; free and open to the public). Both concerts, part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, begin at 8 p.m. Their programs include compositions by Michel Galante, Jeff Herriott, Bernhard Lang, David Lang, Alexandre Lunsqui, Alejandro Vinao, Chester Udell and others, including multimedia works with video by John Supko and Greg Beyer. Many of the works performed will feature the berimbau, a stringed Brazilian percussion instrument rarely found in contemporary classical music.
Due East (Erin Lesser, flutes and Greg Beyer, percussion) actively promotes new music and seeks to expand the flute and percussion duo genre through frequent commissions and premieres. The duo has performed in China, Brazil, Europe, Canada and the USA at venues such as the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the Warsaw Crossdrumming Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts and the SEAMUS conference. Due East has given multiple performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and has won first prize in the 2008 National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. Their first recording, Simultaneous Worlds, is available on Albany Records and, in November 2011, New Amsterdam Records will release drawn only once, a multi-media CD/DVD.
Due East has performed Alex Mincek’s Double Concerto with The Knights (Bargemusic, New York City), as well as with the Northern Illinois University New Music Ensemble. The duo has on multiple occasions been ensemble-in-residence at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music School and Festival. For more information, please visit www.dueeast.net.
Music at the Forefront is an annual concert series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music. For more information contact the center at 419-372-2685 or email kdoles@bgsu.edu.