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NEXUS with The Pacific Symphony Orchestra – June 2007

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June 7, 2007 NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad with The Pacific Symphony Orchestra Carl St.Clair, conducting May 31, June 1 & 2, 2007 In three performances with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carl St.Clair, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed percussion quintet, performed Toru Takemitsu’s ‘From me flows… Read more »

Ojai Music Festival 2007 – Intro in the Ventura County Star

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Ventura County Star, California By Charles Levin Thursday, June 7, 2007 Ojai Music Festival When: June 7-10 When the ensemble NEXUS formed in 1971, a stage filled with nothing but drums, xylophones and more exotic percussion fare was an anomaly, sometimes regarded as a novelty and often confined to music conservatories. That reality has changed…. Read more »

NEXUS FEATURED ON NEW NAXOS CD

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Announcing . . . NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad NEXUS FEATURED ON NEW NAXOS CD ‘the high priests of the percussion world’ (New York Times), Naxos CD# 8.559268. (52² 02³)ZWILICH: Violin Concerto, Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra. Pamela Frank (violin), NEXUS, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra, Michael… Read more »

Out of the Blue – NEXUS CD #10814

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March 1, 2007 NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Releases A New Compact Disc “Out of the Blue” – NEXUS CD #10814 Recorded Live with Guest Soloist, Fritz Hauser While NEXUS has been credited with expanding the modern percussion ensemble’s world of possibilities, Fritz Hauser is doing the same for… Read more »

Kansas City Star Review – February 2007

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Kansas City Star – February 19, 2007 The Kansas City Symphony’s percussion-themed program for this weekend looked ingenious and fun on paper. Haydn’s ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony with its opening timpani lick was paired with Stravinsky’s raucous ‘The Rite of Spring,’ and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s recent ‘Rituals’ for percussion and orchestra was sandwiched between. On the… Read more »

NEXUS with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra Michael Stern, conducting Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad February 16, 17 & 18, 2007 In three performances with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Stern, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed… Read more »

In Memoriam: JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006

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In Memoriam:JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006 John Wyre (second from left) with Bill Cahn, Steve Gadd, and Robin Engelman at PASIC 2005 in Columbus, Ohio (Photo by Lauren Vogel Weiss) John Wyre, one of the founding members of the world renown percussion ensemble NEXUS, passed away on October 31, 2006 in… Read more »

Photos from NEXUS at Rice University

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TOUR WRAP-UP Robin Engelman, your tour guide . . . in Texas no doubt! It is certainly a display of favoritism to pick one or two performances among all we heard as being special, but for this reviewer, two students must be mentioned. Stephen F. Austin freshman Kevin Rice’s performance of Etude #35 from Portraits… Read more »

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