Percussion ensemble to wrap up six-day tour at NSU

The Ninkasi Percussion Quartet will present a recital at Northwestern State University on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The group will perform the percussion music of Marc Mellits, who is a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Members of the Ninkasi Percussion Quartet are Dr. Gregory Lyons of Louisiana Tech, Dr. Gustavo Miranda of Nicholls State, Northwestern State faculty member Dr. Oliver Molina and Dr. Joe Moore of Benedict College. Mellits was the subject of Molina’s doctoral dissertation.

The recital at NSU wraps up a six-day concert tour that includes performances at Wheaton College, The University of Illinois, Lindenwood University in St. Louis, the University of Memphis and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.