Marimba Rocks J.S. Bach: From Preludes and Fugues to Jingle Bell Rock

Sunday, November 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Petty Auditorium

Marimba virtuoso Matthew Coley returns to perform a solo marimba program that includes the first third of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Fun seasonal favorites, marimba-style, will also be included.

Matthew Coley is an internationally acclaimed performer and the founding executive/artistic director of Heartland Marimba (HM). He has performed throughout the United States and in 10 other countries, as a soloist and with such ensembles as Clocks in Motion Percussion, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, University of Denver Percussion Ensemble, Sudar Percussion of Croatia, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, and Moldavian Philharmonic and Teleradio Symphony Orchestras.

After six years teaching percussion at Iowa State University, Matthew is once again a full-time performer, and will continue his passions of building a bigger and better Heartland Marimba and bringing the marimba, dulcimer, and their composers into the spotlight through unique projects for diverse audiences.