Monday, July 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Albert Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ

Acclaimed ensemble and Princeton University Edward T. Cone Ensemble-in-Residence Sō Percussion leads its ninth annual Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI), an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers on the Princeton University campus and throughout the Princeton community.

From July 16-30, there are a total of eight concerts performed by SōSI students and Sō Percussion, all free and open to the public. Following the theme of “New Beginnings,” this summer’s Institute offers a focus on repertoire from the early and mid 20th Century, in which percussion composers like John Cage imagined a world of “organized sound,” where music consisted of more than just keyboard tones.

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About Sō Percussion

With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st century music.

Sō’s work encompasses more than 20 albums, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, a steady output of their own music, performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican; appearances with Dawn Upshaw, the JACK Quartet, Caroline Shaw, the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel; and throughout the world.

This August 1 and 2, Sō Percussion joins Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Orchestra for the New York premiere of man made, a percussion concerto written for them by David Lang. They also offer a “Little Night Music” concert on August 2.

Sō Percussion is the Edward T. Cone Ensemble-in-Residence at Princeton University, runs the annual Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI), and are Co-Directors of the percussion department at the Bard College-Conservatory of Music.

Sō Percussion – whose members are Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting – thanks Pearl/Adams Instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, Black Swamp Accessories, and Estey Organs for their sponsorship.

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Mon Jul 24, 2017 · 7:00 pm

Princeton Public Library


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