Turning Point Marimba Duo to Perform Oct. 21

<p class="rtejustify"><img alt="" src="/schooloffinearts/sites/default/files/TURNING-POINT-FSUNow-01_0.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 300px; height: 148px;float:right" />The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes the duo Turning Point, featuring marimbists Laurel Black and Matt Sharrock on Monday, Oct. 21.<br />
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    The artists will offer a performance at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Wallman Hall Room 229. Immediately following the performance, the duo will be holding a master class for students studying marimba. Admission is free and open to the public.<br />
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    Both artists studied at The Boston Conservatory with world-renowned marimbist Nancy Zeltsman, and performed as a duo at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011. The festival is one of the largest percussion festivals in the world. In 2011, they were featured as &ldquo;Showcase Artists,&rdquo; a title given to &ldquo;up and coming&rdquo; marimba soloists.<br />
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    The duo will debut their new album &ldquo;New Leaf&rdquo; and will perform &ldquo;3 Preludes&rdquo; by George Gershwin, &ldquo;Zeltzimba&rdquo; by Curtis Bahn, &ldquo;Three Transformations&rdquo; by Andrew Thomas, &ldquo;See ya Thursday&rdquo; by Steve Mackey and &ldquo;Excursions, Op. 20&rdquo; by Samuel Barber.<br />
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