Brian Zator

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Internationally renowned percussionist Brian Zator will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

With an emphasis on four-mallet marimba playing, Zator will perform various styles of pieces for different solo percussion instruments, such as marimba, snare drum, multi-percussion and more.

Zator is the director of percussion at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His responsibilities include the classical and marching percussion ensembles, the "Panimation" steel drum band, undergraduate and graduate applied lessons, and the percussion methods course.

As a marimba/percussion soloist, he has performed with the Conroe and The Woodlands Symphonies, with the Texas A&M-Commerce Symphonic Band, and at several Texas Day of Percussion events. He is active giving clinics and concerts at various colleges, high schools and state festivals, as well as the Texas Music Educators Association convention, the California Band Directors Association convention, and the Winter Music Festival in Vale Veneto, Brazil. He is the principal timpanist and percussionist with the Northeast Texas Symphony.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.