Sunflower Performing Arts presents contemporary percussion group, pax duo

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Sunflower Performing Arts presents the ensemble, pax duo, offering a contemporary percussion performance on April 2, 2023. The concert starts at 3 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Tristan Swihart and Micah Detweiler are the musicians behind pax duo. Breaking with the traditional take on percussion stylings through collaboration and genre bending, this group will deliver a show offering an unexpected mix of acoustic instruments. In addition, a lighting design will be a component of their performance.

“A multi-media acoustic percussion duo is unusual for our series, and I’m excited to experience the virtuosic playing and use of lighting effects to enhance the performance,” said Director of Sunflower Performing Arts Holly Swartzendruber. “This concert will be a wonderful way to close our season.”

Originally from Goshen, Ind., and Madison, Wis., pax duo has performed on stages in their home cities and across the Midwest. During their first season pax duo had more than 20 engagements, and the ensemble continues to work on projects and commissions.

Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased at the Hesston College Bookstore (, 620-327-8105). For more information, call 620-327-8158 or visit