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Ohio University Zanesville welcomes Joseph Van Hassel to the stage on Thurs, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.
He will be performing pieces written specifically for him on vibraphone, snare drum with electronic accompaniment, orchestra bells with spoken text, and bass drum. The music features a mix of more "modern" sounding pieces and music that is more immediately accessible. In addition to performing the artist will discuss the works. “I’ll be giving an introduction that will serve to explain some of the more "out there" concepts that occur in some of the works,” Van Hassel explained.
He holds the positions of Visiting Professor of Percussion (sabbatical replacement) at Ohio University and percussion instructor at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. He has taught numerous master classes on different areas of percussion, including classes at the Hartt School, the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, and numerous high schools. He earned degrees from Ohio University and the Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Hartt School.
The concert is free and open to the public as part of Ohio University Zanesville’s Third Thursday Events Series.