Press Releases

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 »

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 »

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Rituals” Premiere

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For Immediate Release : NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Premieres New Work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Principal Conductor, Michael Stern On Saturday March 6, 2004, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed percussion group based in Toronto, gave the premiere performance of ‘Rituals’… 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 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 »

A NEW COMPACT DISC BY NEXUS (NEXUS CD #10713)

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ANNOUNCING A NEW COMPACT DISC BY NEXUS (NEXUS CD #10713) DRUMTALKER The newest CD by the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS features the premier recordings of two major works for percussion quintet: The Invisible Proverb by NEXUS member Russell Hartenberger; and Percussion Sonata Number 2 by Grammy Award-winning composer Peter Schickele. Also included are four… Read more »

Garry Kvistad will join the ensemble in October 2002

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NEXUS Bob Becker – Bill Cahn – Robin Engelman – Russell Hartenberger – John Wyre Announces . . . the distinguished percussionist and entrepreneur Garry Kvistad will join the ensemble in October 2002 NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group now in its 31st season of solo and symphony appearances is pleased to announce the addition of… Read more »

NEXUS announces Zwilich Commission

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March 25, 2002 – For Immediate Release : NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre Announces the Commissioning of a New Work for Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premiere Tentatively Set for Spring of 2004 with the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of its Principal Conductor, Michael… Read more »

NEXUS Performs with Marimba Soloist Leigh Howard Stevens

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January, 2002 – For Immediate Release : NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre Performs with Marimba Soloist Leigh Howard Stevens on a New NEXUS-Label CD (“LULLABY” – NEXUS CD # 10612 ) Premiere Recording of Three Major New Works “LULLABY” contains three new works created especially for NEXUS. [1] Lullaby… Read more »

NEXUS Opens 31st Season with New Film Score

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre Opens 31st Season with New Film Score The historic George Eastman House will host NEXUS in the premier of an original musical accompaniment for the classic 1926 Japanese silent film, “A Page of Madness” by Teinosuke Kinugasa 2001/2002 Season NEXUS, the internationally-acclaimed, Toronto-based percussion… Read more »

NEXUS in Chicago – March/April 2000

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With the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach Creates A Gentle Breeze in the Windy City Five Sold-Out Concerts with the Chicago Symphony “Work Wonders with Takemitsu” NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group now in its 29th season of solo and symphony appearances, was the featured guest with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the… Read more »

“GARDEN OF SOUNDS” – BIS CD # 1108

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February 20, 2000 – For Immediate Release : NEXUS Performs with Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on a New BIS CD ‘GARDEN OF SOUNDS’ – BIS CD # 1108 Entirely Original Music is Dedicated to Toru Takemitsu A new CD was released by BIS Records in February 2000 featuring NEXUS with the acclaimed clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman. The… Read more »

NEXUS Leaps Through Cultural Boundaries on the Rochester Philharmonic Pops Series

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NEXUS performs an ‘African Celebration’ with master drummer, Abraham Adzenyah NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, continues to present innovative programs with symphony orchestras in its 1998/99 season. The New York Times (Sunday, May 3, 1998) referred to NEXUS as ‘the high priests of the percussion world’ because the group’s inimitable presentations of music for percussion… Read more »

NEXUS inducted into Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame

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a Professional Association of Percussionists from all over the World has inducted NEXUS into its Hall of Fame 1999/2000 Season NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group now in its 29th season of solo and symphony appearances, has been selected by professional and student percussionists from around the world to be honored by being inducted into the… Read more »

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