Sō Percussion at Chapin Hall on February 29th

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The Williams College Department of Music will be presenting the acclaimed Sō Percussion on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. Sō Percussion is made up of Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting. 

So Percussion Color – Shervin Lainez

Sō Percussion will present “Music for Pieces of Wood” (1973 ) by Steve Reich featuring the claves.

The piece “Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine” (2017) by Viet Cuong will explore the many different sounds that can be produced by crystal glasses, from “toasting” the glasses, to playing the rims.

“Construction” (2017) by Susan Marshall is a music/dance work that offers the audience a visual way to equate space and time – the visual patterns we see are the rhythms we hear.  

“The Diamond in The Square” (2019) by Suzanne Farrin highlights contrasts created through subtle changes in texture.

“Forbidden Love” (2019) by Julia Wolfe includes all the things you aren’t supposed to do to string instruments. 

Sō Percussion’s diverse repertoire ranges from 20th-century works to contemporary composers, and modern composers.

The accomplished Sō Percussion has recorded more than 20 albums, has made an appearance at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican, the Eaux Claires Festival, MassMoCA, and TED 2016; and performed with Jad Abumrad, JACK Quartet, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, among many others. 

Sō Percussion will also be holding a master class on Saturday, February 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Chapin Hall. These events are free of charge and open to the public so make sure you bring your friends and family!

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus. www.williams.edu/home/campusmap/

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