Join us for a pre-show Percussion Discussion at Troy Kitchen, from 5:30 - 6:30 - this panel discussion is free and open to the public.
The Music Hall, along with Green Room Artist Development, will host a Percussion Discussion. This discussion takes place from 5:30-6:30 PM at Troy Kitchen (located within walking distance of the Music Hall, on 77 Congress Street in downtown Troy), before the So Percussion performance on Wednesday, November 15.
The focus is on what it takes to be a professional percussionist in today’s world, and what a musician needs to have in their “portfolio” in the way of knowledge, skills, and ability.
This panel discussion is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend. (If you want to attend the performance at the Music Hall, after the discussion, you must have a ticket. They are available for purchase now online, by phone, or pre-show at the Music Hall Box Office.)
Pre-show Percussion Discussion Panel Members:
- Jane Boxall Percussion, Ricochet Duo marimbist, percussionist, clinician, educator
- Cliff Brucker, drummer-percussionist, pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger and educator.
- Rose Chancler, Ricochet Duo pianist, collaborative artist, concert presenter, educator
- Brian Melick, drummer, multi-hand percussionist, educator
- A member from SO Percussion, tbd - https://sopercussion.com/people/
For over a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. Praised by the New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So’s adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. So Percussion’s career now encompasses over 20 albums, touring throughout the USA and around the world, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, several ambitious educational programs, and a steady output of their own music.
Watch their NPR Tiny Desk Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EDGt5l5_20
A free education outreach program will be offered to students of the Capital Reigon, please contact Maureen Neufeld for more information at email@example.com or 518-273-8945. So Percussion is heavily involved in mentoring young musicians. They are the newly appointed Edward T. Cone Ensemble-in-Residence at Princeton University, working with both Princeton-affiliated composers and the broader university community. In 2009, they created the annual So Percussion Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University. The Institute is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists featuring the four members of So as faculty in rehearsal, performance, and discussion of contemporary music for students from around the world. Its members are also Co-Directors of a new percussion department at the Bard College-Conservatory of Music. This top-flight undergraduate program enrolls each student in a double-degree (Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts) course in the Conservatory and Bard College, equipping them with elite conservatory training and a broad liberal arts education.
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