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EWAZEN WRITES INUIT-INSPIRED PIECE FOR NEXUS

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NEXUS is on their way to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this week in Austin, Texas. It’s an exciting time! NEXUS will be performing the world premiere of “The Eternal Dance of Life” by acclaimed composer Eric Ewazen. The new piece was written specifically for NEXUS with wind ensemble. For the premiere, the Meadows… Read more »

“Inside Time” wins awards, NEXUS provides score

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Original Soundtrack Music Featured on New Award-Winning Documentary Film “Inside Time” Produced by the National Film Board of Canada   Since its first all improvised concert in 1971 NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion quintet, has performed its music in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras… Read more »

A new documentary film – “Inside Time” features NEXUS

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad A new documentary film, “Inside Time“ featuring an original score by NEXUS, receives a 2008 Yorkton Golden Sheaf award for best social/political documentary The 30-minute documentary film, ‘Inside Time,’ was produced in 2007 for the National Film Board of Canada.  The story is centered… Read more »

Has the Reich Stuff at The Ojai Music Festival

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June 8, 2008 NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Has the Reich Stuff at The Ojai Music Festival In a pair of towering programs at the Ojai (CA) Music Festival, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble, brought audiences to standing ovations with performances of  masterworks by Steve Reich, this year’s… Read more »

NEXUS at Cool Drummings 2008

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Performs Minimalist Classics At the ‘Cool Drummings’ Festival Toronto – May 23, 2008 Since the ensemble’s first concert in 1971 NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion quintet, has participated in many international music festivals around the world.  NEXUS has been credited with extending the modern percussion… Read more »

NEXUS Releases “Wings” – a new CD

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November 1, 2007 Release NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Releases A New Compact Disc‘WINGS’ – NEXUS CD #10915 NEXUS has been credited with expanding the modern percussion ensemble’s world of possibilities. Since the group’s first all improvised concert in 1971, the Toronto-based percussion quintet has performed its music in… Read more »

NEXUS Premieres Two Major Works for Percussion September 2007

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Premieres Two Major Works for Percussion September 2007 NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion quintet, has been credited with expanding the modern percussion ensemble’s world of possibilities. Since the group’s first all improvised concert in 1971 NEXUS has performed its music in solo recitals and with… Read more »

Percussion & Pianos Rule at The Ojai Music Festival – June 2007

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June 13, 2007 NEXUS Jan Williams, Thomas Morris, Robin Engelman, Garry Kvistad, Peter Eötvös, Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Bill Cahn Percussion & Pianos Rule at The Ojai Music Festival June 8 – 10, 2007 In each of four diverse programs at the Ojai (CA) Music Festival, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed percussion quintet, brought audiences to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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