Posts By: Nexus

Iowa Days of Percussion

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Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad at the Iowa Days of Percussion The Ensemble performs and presents workshops at the Days of Percussion in Grinnell, Iowa NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, is now in its 35th year of performances in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras worldwide.  On April 11 and… Read more »

Nexus returns from Australia

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An Upbeat Week Down Under The Ensemble performs four Concerts at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 Festival NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, is now in its 35th year of performances in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras worldwide. From March 11 through 19, 2006 the ensemble participated in the Melbourne Arts Festival associated with that… Read more »

SOLO RECITAL

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NEXUS SOLO RECITAL NEXUS recital programs are approximately two hours in duration with a 15-minute intermission. The music draws from NEXUS’ rich and varied repertoire of jazz and novelty ragtime music, ethnic music (works based upon drumming from India and Africa), improvisation, and contemporary works written for NEXUS by composers such as Steve Reich, John… Read more »

Zwilich CD Reviews

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Naxos CD# 8.559268 (52′ 02″) ZWILICH: Violin Concerto, Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra Pamela Frank (violin), NEXUS, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, conducting. ClassicsToday.com Review by Victor Carr, Jr. Rituals (2002) is a celebration of percussion as used in various world cultures, and is so different a work from the violin… Read more »

NEXUS Members Receive Honors from SABIAN Ltd.

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NEXUS Members Receive Honors from SABIAN Ltd. SABIAN Ltd., the manufacturer of fine cymbals for Percussionists the World over, presented its ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to NEXUS members Bob Becker and Bill Cahn. Retired NEXUS member, John Wyre, was also a recipient. The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented during the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in… Read more »

Additional Choral Repertoire

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Nexus and Choir Below is a partial list of works for percussion and choir presently in NEXUS’ repertoire. These and other works can be combined and further suggestions by choir directors are welcomed. The 21st Century: Four Rituals (for percussion quintet, choir and audience) – by Christos Hatzis The 20th Century: Carmina Burana (complete or… Read more »

NEXUS Nominated for JUNO Award

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For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada, February 8, 2005 – The “high priests of the percussion world” (New York Times) Nexus has been nominated for a 2004 Juno Award for Drumtalker (Nexus Records 10713) in the Best Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble category. Drumtalker features Peter Schickele’s Percussion Sonata No. 2 –… Read more »

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