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A Master at Work: Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus!

Watching David Silliman set-up his percussion instruments is captivating as so many different sizes and shapes comprise the set. Then, realizing that he perches himself in the middle of them in order that he can touch each piece is intriguing. Finally, seeing the master at work and listening to the myriad of rhythmic sounds he produces is fascinating and inspiring.

In addition to performing with his jazz quintet the evening of Friday, Feb. 15, Silliman will give attendees of his master class the opportunity of being as close to his instruments as he is when playing. During his presentation at David Silliman ~ Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus! he will demonstrate each piece and explain its origin, sound, and purpose.  His instruments include a standard American drumset augmented with a South American cajon, plus drums from the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean along with many other percussion pieces some of which he created.

The master class takes place from 11 am to 12:30 pm onstage at the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall, and it is free and open to the public.

Silliman will also share his experiences in studying various types of music from classical to Latin Jazz as well as the nuances and styles needed to accompany the diverse musicians with whom he plays.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or

Information is available through the website at

Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs