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June 25, 2017
2:00 PM
Community Room
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644
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Heartland Marimba

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cherished classical works, show tunes, and more!

Celebrate the marimba, its music, and its Cedar Valley Residency performers at the Independence Public Library!

Hear cherished classical works, show tunes, and more as part of the Heartland Marimba Festival’s Collective Summer Tour. The 2:00 pm concert will be held in the Community Room and is free and open to all ages.

For more information, please call 319-334-2470 or find us on Facebook.

Background info for Heartland Marimba Collective:
HMC is a touring ensemble of the Heartland Marimba Festival, primarily doing concerts in June/July and December. In addition to Matthew Coley (HMF Artistic Director), the members constitute various accomplished artists and apprentices from the heartland.

The music spans many genres including classical arrangements, jazz, tango, ragtime, Americana, pops, holiday favorites, and circus. HMC artists also serve as the teachers of the HMF summer workshop for youth and community, SoundW.A.Y.S.

The Heartland Marimba Festival began in 2014 through the vision and leadership of solo artist Matthew Coley. It is an organization that celebrates the marimba, its music, and its performers during an intensive summer festival schedule, a series of winter holiday concerts, and biannual tours.

A multifaceted organization, it offers an in-depth academy for high school and college students and aspiring performers, as well as a summer music workshop for youth ages 4-13 and community adults. It publishes many of the compositions it champions and is actively pursuing the creation of a new market for marimba performance outside of the university.

The Heartland Marimba Collective and Quartet, showcase the talents of students and accomplished professional artists in regional and national tours. The HMF organization strives to bring the unique music of the marimba to a wider audience and to build more opportunities for the art form and performers.