Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

NIU Percussion Ensemble opens inaugural days with concert of modern, international sounds

Under the direction of professors Greg Beyer and Mike Mixtacki, the NIU Percussion Ensemble will perform its first of three concerts this year at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert, which kicks off several days

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World-famous authority on Western medieval manuscripts to talk 12th century ‘giant Bibles’

Christopher de Hamel, Donnelly Fellow Librarian at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, will give the next lecture in the 2013-2014 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speaker Series. de Hamel will speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, on “Twelfth-Century English Giant

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