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Percussion group Scrap-Arts-Music returns April 4

By ThisIsReno

‘Hip Hop’ is an exciting drum piece where the playing alternates between tantalizing unison drumming, and each musician having a chance to ‘step out’ and offer up an improvised solo — while being supported rhythmically and choreographically by the others. Photos by Tineke van Brederode and Coen Halmans.

‘Hip Hop’ is an exciting drum piece where the playing alternates between tantalizing unison drumming, and each musician having a chance to ‘step out’ and offer up an improvised solo — while being supported rhythmically and choreographically by the others. Photos by Tineke van Brederode and Coen Halmans.

UNR NEWS — Delivering intricate rhythms, athletic choreography and the hottest, most inventive reuse of materials on stage anywhere, ScrapArtsMusic is back to Reno by popular demand. The green-friendly quintet uses powerful choreography and “invented” percussion instruments fashioned from such offbeat toss-offs as industrial scraps, accordion parts, artillery shells and you-name-its to produce their intoxicating mix of music and spectacle.

ScrapArtsMusic will perform in Reno as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s 2012-13 Performing Arts Series, Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall on the university campus.

The Canadian group’s roots in street performance and jazz + world traditions, combined with kinetic mayhem and exciting stage work, gained them an invitation to perform during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since their founding in 2001, their world tours have elicited knock-out superlatives worldwide: “Scrap rocks…fantastic…remarkable…pure magic…five stars…WOW!”

For more about ScrapArtsMusic, visit http://www.scrapartsmusic.com
For more about the University of Nevada, Reno Performing Arts Series, visit http://www.unr.edu/pas

Individual tickets: Adult $30/ Senior $26/ Student and youth $12/ UNR student $5.

To purchase tickets online (with a convenience fee), visit http://www.unr.edu/pas . Tickets also may be purchased in person (without a convenience fee) at Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and at the Church Fine Arts Building box office, one hour prior to performances. For more information, call (775) 784-4ARTS.

Nightingale Concert Hall is located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th St. on North Virginia St. in Reno. A convenient patron drop-off area is located in front of the Church Fine Arts Building at the Virginia St. entrance. Parking is FREE on arts events evenings after 7 p.m. (and on weekends) in the University’s Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center.

While the Performing Arts Series prides itself in bringing some of the finest performers in the world to the University of Nevada, Reno each season, occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series will always seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

The Performing Arts Series is presented by the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts and Extended Studies, who wish to thank these great supporters: The Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; Western States Arts Federation; the Fulton Fund; the Edna B. and Bruno Benna Excellence in the Fine Arts Endowment; and Sierra Arts. Accommodations for guest artists have been provided by Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.