The spring events percussion series, sponsored by the Percussion Studies Program at the NYU Steinhardt School for Culture, Education and Human Development, kicks off this March with a variety of public performances at the Frederick Loewe Theater at 35 West 4th street, between Green Street and Washington Square East.
Encompassing music from Africa, the West Indies and NYU’s own Contemporary Music and Percussion Ensembles, the series includes the world premiere of Bobby Previte’s Terminals, performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, with special guests So Percussion and Bobby Previte.
All performances are free and open to the public. The full list of events is as follows. For more information, visit http://events.nyu.edu/#view/all/group/steinhardt-music
Saturday, March 1, 8pm
NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Pulsing and Shaking Festival
Featuring performances of Glass' Music in Similar Motion and Muhly's Motion; Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor.
Monday, April 21, 7:30pm
NYU Marimba Ensemble
Featuring: Reich's Six Marimbas, Wood's Village Burial with Fire, Miki's Marimba Spiritual, and many more; Simon Boyar, Director/Conductor
Monday, April 28, 7:30pm
NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
Featuring the world premiere of new works by NYU graduate composers, in collaboration with the Program in Music Composition; Julia Wolfe and Tae Hong Park, Directors.
Thursday, May 1, 7:30pm
NYU African Gyil and Percussion Ensemble
Featuring the traditional music of the Lobi Dagara people of West Africa; Valerie Naranjo, Director
Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Featuring the steel band music of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as contemporary works for steel pan, with special guest Kyle Dunleavy; Josh Quillen, Director
Monday, May 5, 7:30pm
NYU Percussion Ensemble
Featuring the world premiere of Bobby Previte's evening length work, Terminals, with special guests So Percussion and Bobby Previte; Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
Saturday, May 10 at 7:30pm
NYU Composers Meet NYU Percussionists
Sean Statser, Director
Featuring the world premiere of seven new works for solo percussion, written by NYU composers in collaboration with the Program in Music Composition; Julia Wolfe and Tae Hong Park, Directors
Percussion Masterclass Series
Percussion Penthouse (13th Floor of 35 West 4th Street)
February 11: Aldo Mazza - World Percussion
February 18: Morris Lang - Legends
February 25: Alessandra Belloni - Singer, Percussionist, Folk Dancer
March 4: Raquy Danziger - Turkish Darbuka Performance
March 25: Ed Roscetti - Studio Recording Techniques
April 15: Eriko Daimo - Marimba Masterworks Part IV
About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions:
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. Today, 1,600 students majoring in renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty. The department’s degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—share the School’s spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).