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

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 500

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