Daniel Duffield, percussion instructor at Northwestern College, will present a faculty recital on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
The recital will begin with Duffield, the University of South Dakota’s Percussion Ensemble and USD professor Dr. Darin Wadley performing Valse Brillante by George H. Green, with Duffield on xylophone and the ensemble on marimbas. The next number will be Bob Becker’s Mudra, with Duffield on snare drum and the Percussion Ensemble accompanying. The third piece will be Vespertine Formations, composed by Christopher Deane, featuring the Percussion Ensemble.
Duffield and Wadley will perform a marimba duo entitled Nagoya by Steve Reich. Duffield will solo on marimba and steel drum in Cello Suite No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach. He will play vibraphone on Nobojsa Zivkovic’s solo Suomineito. The concert will finish with Duffield on marimba playing Velocities by Joseph Schwantner.
Duffield, a lecturer in music at Northwestern, is an active member of the Vic Firth Education Team. He is a co-owner of Pulse Productions, through which he composes and arranges for various schools, drum corps and college ensembles. Duffield has also been a member of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for two years.
A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Duffield recently earned a master’s degree in music performance. He received a bachelor’s in percussion performance and education from the University of Iowa.