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Senior Recital: Jordan Bender, Percussion

Jordan Bender will present a solo percussion recital for his Senior Capstone Project. The event will be livestreamed over the Music at Pitt YouTube Channel on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Jordan’s program includes:

Toshiya Sukegawa’s Five Pieces after Paul Klee (marimba), Gene Koshinski’s Swerve (snare drum with knitting needle and door stopper), George Hamilton’s Jovial Jasper (xylophone), John Cage’s Two Pastorales (prepared piano), and Iannis Xenakis’ Rebonds B (drums and wood blocks).

Jordan Bender is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a double degree in computer science and music with a concentration in percussion performance. He is a percussionist and pianist trained in classical music and jazz and is also proficient at musical theater. At Pitt, he is a member of the University Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble and has been a featured performer with both. He has also played in the pit orchestra for theater productions from Pitt Stages and the Pitt Musical Theatre Club. In the past he has been the first chair percussionist of the PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble, and his most memorable musical experience is performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall as part of the EQT Student Side-By-Side Program.

Out of all his musical endeavors, Jordan most enjoys performing in musical theater. Over his career he has played in many productions, both with Pitt and professionally, such as Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Next to Normal, Evita, and Big Fish, and he cannot wait to play in musicals again in the future! Aside from being a performer, Jordan is also a composer, arranger, lover of food, and avid gamer. Some of his inspirations include Jason Robert Brown, Kyle Landry, and Joe Hisaishi.

Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Senior Recital: Jordan Bender, Percussion

Jordan Bender will present a solo percussion recital for his Senior Capstone Project. The event will be livestreamed over the Music at Pitt YouTube Channel on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Jordan’s program includes:

Toshiya Sukegawa’s Five Pieces after Paul Klee (marimba), Gene Koshinski’s Swerve (snare drum with knitting needle and door stopper), George Hamilton’s Jovial Jasper (xylophone), John Cage’s Two Pastorales (prepared piano), and Iannis Xenakis’ Rebonds B (drums and wood blocks).

Jordan Bender is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a double degree in computer science and music with a concentration in percussion performance. He is a percussionist and pianist trained in classical music and jazz and is also proficient at musical theater. At Pitt, he is a member of the University Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble and has been a featured performer with both. He has also played in the pit orchestra for theater productions from Pitt Stages and the Pitt Musical Theatre Club. In the past he has been the first chair percussionist of the PMEA All-State Wind Ensemble, and his most memorable musical experience is performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall as part of the EQT Student Side-By-Side Program.

Out of all his musical endeavors, Jordan most enjoys performing in musical theater. Over his career he has played in many productions, both with Pitt and professionally, such as Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Next to Normal, Evita, and Big Fish, and he cannot wait to play in musicals again in the future! Aside from being a performer, Jordan is also a composer, arranger, lover of food, and avid gamer. Some of his inspirations include Jason Robert Brown, Kyle Landry, and Joe Hisaishi.

Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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