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Memphis – The Commercial Appeal – Zwilich Premiere

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The Commercial Appeal – Memphis, Tennessee Array of percussion brings magic of the world By Christopher Blank March 7, 2004 The arrival of this season’s world premiere commission by the IRIS Chamber Orchestra was accompanied by one of the more eye-catching stage arrays inrecent memory. The chamber orchestra’s percussion section, on risers at the rear… Read more »

NEXUS with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

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NEXUS performs Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Maestro Shinozaki conducting, in their stunning new Walt Disney Concert Hall!

WORLD DIARY – NEXUS with Tony Levin – Papa Bear Records

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Papa Bear Records 1-5 – Various artists 6 – Espresso & the Bed of Nails (4:45) by: Nexus and Tony Levin NEXUS with Tony Levin on Chapman Stick Notes: The first sound on the track is T.L.’s Gaggia expresso machine, the last sound is John Wyre’s nail sculpture. This is the short version of the… Read more »

LA Phil Press Release

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Takemitsu and Tchaikovsky . . . a “marriage made at Disney” NEXUS performs in Three Sold-Out Concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 2003/2004 Season NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group now in its 33rd season of solo and symphony appearances, was the featured guest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on the orchestra’s classical subscription… Read more »

Nexus Percussion Group Earns Ovation – Kalamazoo Michigan

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Friday, November 7, 2003 By Matt Steel Special to the Gazette In the Western world, percussion instruments have lagged behind other instruments of the orchestra and concert stage in achieving true artistic equality. This is not the case in much of the rest of the world. In India, a classically trained percussionist would not think… Read more »

Jazz Festival Program

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JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING NEXUS Jazz Festival Program Jazz (jaz), n. 1. Music. a. A style of music, characterized by melodious themes, subtly syncopated dance rhythms, and varied coloring. b. A name for the 20th- century style in music which came to be distinguished from its predecessors, Ragtime and Blues. c. A musical form which originated… Read more »

Silent Film Accompaniments

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A LIST OF FILM OPTIONS 1) “TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE” (A Mack Sennett Silent Film – 1916) music arr. by William Cahn (b.1946) Mack Sennett’s great silent comedy, Teddy At The Throttle, was made at the height of the silent film era. Between the years 1915 and 1930 many musicians were employed by movie theaters… Read more »

NEXUS announces Zwilich Commission Premiere Date

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For Immediate Release : NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Announces the Premiere of a New Work for Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich The premiere date is March 6, 2004 with the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of its Principal Conductor, Michael Stern NEXUS, the internationally… Read more »

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