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Dancing to the Beat of Her Marimba: Dr. Andrea Venet Debuts New Percussion Compositions at UNF Fine Arts Center World Premiere

Dancing to the Beat of Her Marimba: Dr. Andrea Venet Debuts New Percussion Compositions at UNF Fine Arts Center World Premiere

Energetic, engaging, and entertaining. Assistant Professor of Percussion Dr. Andrea Venet captivated audiences at the UNF School of Music Recital Hall Friday, September 7th with her world premier performance of three original musical compositions. Crafting a careful ballet of mallets, Venet poured herself into her music heart and soul. Brandishing two sticks in each hand, this vibrant marimba master mesmerized the crowd from the first strike. Venet began the evening with a marimba solo written by Steve Ridley, a musical tale of two dueling pirate captains who fought each other to the death, so impassioned with their hatred that they …

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