New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

New York Premiere of Elliott Carter's Tintinnabulation, Dec. 5 at 8 P.M. At NYU

November 20, 2009
N-140, 2009-10

The New York University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jonathan Haas, will the New York premiere of Elliott Carter’s Tintinnabulation at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre as part of its Masterworks concert series on Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m. The Frederick Loewe Theatre is located at 35 West 4th Street (at Greene Street) [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th St)]. The event is free and open to the public.

Originally commissioned by Frank Epstein and the New England Conservatory, Tintinnabulation is Carter’s first work for percussion ensemble alone and was inspired by his enthusiastic response to Gunther Schuller’s Grand Concerto for Percussion and Keyboards. It is written for six percussionists playing a wide variety of non-pitched instruments that fit into the general categories of wood, metal, and skin. As is the case with his now famous Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, Carter is meticulous in his instructions of where to strike the instrument and what to strike it with.

The NYU Percussion Studio Ensemble, directed and conducted by Jonathan Haas, focuses its’ repertoire on the seminal works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Although a relatively new art form, the percussion ensemble repertoire spans nearly 100 years. From the powerful works of iconoclast Edgar Varese to his modern day counterpart, Frank Zappa, to the cutting edge compositional styles of (NYU composition and music technology faculty) Morton Subtonick, the NYU Percussion Studio Ensemble explores the entire range of styles and mediums.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Type: Press Release

Search News

NYU In the News

NYU Received a Record Number of Applications

Capital New York reported NYU received a record 60,322 applications for the class of 2019, an increase of about 15 percent since last year.

NYU Students Help City Crack Down on Hookah Bars

Capital New York reported that NYU students helped New York City crack down on hookah bars that illegally include tobacco in their hookahs:

Rudin Center Study Says Mass Transit Helps Economic Mobility

The Wall Street Journal wrote about a report by Wagner’s Rudin Center that showed that mass transit could be more important than education in determining economic mobility.

Brennan Center Report Says Campaign Spending Has Jumped

Frontline did a piece about a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that said that campaign spending by outside groups has more than doubled in the last five years.

NYU’s Dorms Ranked Among the Best in the Nation ranked NYU’s student residences third in the country in its list of best college dorms.


NYU Footer