Lockwood and Sheronick to perform March 11

Kathryn Lockwood, Department of Music and Dance, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick will perform music that encompasses jazz, European classical and world traditions on Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

Lockwood is a classically trained musician and member of the Lark String Quartet, which is in its second year of residency in the Music and Dance Department. Now in addition to teaching at UMass and performing with the Lark, she has teamed up with Sheronick, creating the rare combination of viola and percussion.

Sheronick plays a variety of percussion instruments including a goblet drum and tambourine from the Middle East as well as the West African djembe and frame drums from around the globe. Having studied contemporary classical, jazz, world and rock music, he fuses these sensibilities in his playing. The result for audiences is a diverse program that is aurally and visually alluring.

Lockwood has captured awards at the Primrose International Viola Competition, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Concert Artists Guild Competition and the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Lockwood is also on the faculties of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She tours around the world with the Lark Quartet.

Tickets are $3 for UMass students, $5 for other students, senior citizens and children under 18 years of age and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 545-2511 or at the door.