PERCUSSION: A LISTENER'S GUIDE


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:30PM
Copley Symphony Hall

PERCUSSION: A LISTENER'S GUIDE







PERCUSSION: A LISTENER’S GUIDE
A Chamber Music Series Concert at the Jacobs Music Center

Special Guests: Steven Schick, percussion
red fish, blue fish (percussion ensemble)
kallisti (vocal ensemble)

Gregory Cohen, percussion
Andrew Watkins, percussion
Erin Douglas Dowrey, percussion
Ryan J. DiLisi, percussion

VARÈSE: Ionisation
CHAVEZ: Toccata
CAGE: Third Construction
XENAKIS: Rebonds
THORVALDSDOTTIR: Aura
REICH: Music for Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ

Part of the “It’s About Time” festival, this concert will feature music that emphasizes touch, rhythm and the many intriguing sound textures available to our talented battery of San Diego Symphony percussion musicians. Our special guests will be red fish blue fish, the dynamic percussion ensemble from the University of California, San Diego, led by UCSD professor and “It’s About Time” festival curator Steven Schick.

From the curator: "World percussion traditions might be millennia old, but the big bang that started percussion chamber music in the concert hall was much more recent. In 1931 Edgard Varèse – recently arrived immigrant, inveterate experimenter and the godfather of modern percussion music – composed his 6-minute long Ionisation. Nothing was ever the same again! We’ll start with Ionisation and then lead you on a tour of rhythm, sound and energy in works by Carlos Chavez, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Iannis Xenakis and Steve Reich. The percussionists of the San Diego Symphony join forces with the UCSD's own cutting-edge percussion group, red fish blue fish." - Steven Schick


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