Sunday at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, you can catch an adventurous and intriguing afternoon of music as the Bard Conservatory of Music and Fisher Center continues its Conservatory Sundays series with the So Percussion ensemble performing a program of contemporary music.
So Percussion is Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting – a quartet that came together in 1999 at the Yale School of Music. Since then, they’ve made a name for themselves by consistently performing inventively accessible avant-garde works, playing everything from drums and marimbas to toy pianos and teacups. When last they played Nippertown, Greg rated their show as one of the best of 2007.
They’ll be performing three pieces by Steve Reich: “Music for Pieces of Wood” (from 1979), “Mallet Quartet” (2009) and “Drumming: Part One” (1970-71). Also on the program is Steve Mackey’s “It Is Time,” which the ensemble recently world premiered at Carnegie Hall.
Here’s an excerpt of the So Ensemble performing “Music for Pieces of Wood” at SXSW in 2008:
All proceeds from the the Conservatory Sundays series benefit the Scholarship Fund of The Bard College Conservatory of Music.
So Percussion @ The Fisher Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 4/18/10
$20 (orchestra seating),
$15 (parterre/first balcony)
Minimum donation for orchestra seating: $5