SōSI Closing Concert
The so-called laws of nature, part 2 — David Lang
Threads (excerpt) — Paul Lansky
It is Time (excerpt) — Steve Mackey
neither Anvil nor Pulley (excerpt) — Dan Trueman
Mallet Quartet — Steve Reich
Music for Wood and Strings — Bryce Dessner
The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.
All SōSI events are free, and audiences of all ages are welcome.
The Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI) is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers. The four members of Sō Percussion (Princeton University Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence in the Department of Music) serve as faculty in rehearsal, performance, and discussion of contemporary music. The focus of this year’s concert series is on Sō’s biggest commissions from the last 15 years, with works by Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman, Steve Reich, David Lang, Cenk Ergün, and Bryce Dessner.
Although recruiting students from all over the world, SōSI is all about Princeton: from the program’s many public concerts in the community, to its annual food-packing event for the Mercer County Crisis Center, to the staggering slate of world premieres by Princeton-based composers.
The Sō Percussion Summer Institute, now in its ninth year, runs from July 10-24, 2016.