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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Avoca Schoolhouse Performance Series schedules 'Drums of the World'

  • The Schoolhouse Performance Series has scheduled "Drums of the World" at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at Avoca.

    The show features Michael Fitzsimmons, percussionist and award winning composer, and rare instruments from Switzerland compared to the steel drums of Trinidad.

    Fitzsimmons, a solo artist with the Nebraska Arts Council's touring program, provides programs for music and story as a way of learning.
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  • The Schoolhouse Performance Series has scheduled "Drums of the World" at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at Avoca.
    The show features Michael Fitzsimmons, percussionist and award winning composer, and rare instruments from Switzerland compared to the steel drums of Trinidad.
    Fitzsimmons, a solo artist with the Nebraska Arts Council's touring program, provides programs for music and story as a way of learning.
    He is a leader of full day music workshops with Grief and the Arts Training Experience for therapists and other professionals.
    He is a skilled performer of diverse percussion instruments including drums, African instruments, Mbira (thumb piano), Plains Indian flutes, Brazilian percussion flutes, various bamboo flutes.
    The concert will be downstairs in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.
    Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and $1 for children. Seating is limited.
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