VORTEX percussion’s “musical yard sale,” Nov. 9

VORTEX percussion
Michael Holland, artistic director

Sunday, November 9
8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

Bells, Whistles and a Musical Yard Sale

Experience some of the most playful and engaging music for percussion written in the last 25 years.

VORTEX opens its picker’s collection — a vast cornucopia of things from the attic, basement, garage, barn and scrapyard, including a few items your mother told you never to play with! Throw in every conceivable drum, horn, bell and mallet instrument and top off the night with the Fleischer brothers’ hilarious 1921 madcap cartoon Modeling!

It’s out of the inkwell and onto the ice as Ko-Ko the Clown creates mayhem in the Fleischer Studios. The ever-mischievous Ko-Ko leaps from the page of the artist’s sketchbook in one of the earliest cinematic examples of live-action and animation. With Max and Dave Fleischer, Snitz Edwards and the irrepressible Ko-Ko the Clown before he went on to costar with the one and only Betty Boop!

Arrive early — seating is limited.

VORTEX. It’s never what you expect.

Photo Courtesy Ray Pointer, Inkwell Images.