Iranian singer and setarist, Sepideh Raissadat. is an articulate and talented performer who, in the midst of a busy touring schedule, is currently studying ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto.
Russell has been busy! He has just completed a concert’s worth of new works to be premiered by NEXUS on June 13 at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario.
May 22nd is NEXUS’ 43rd Birthday! On May 22nd 1971, the first NEXUS concert took place in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.
On the eve of a performance of Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Peter Bay and NEXUS members William Cahn and Russell Hartenberger were interviewed by WXXI’s Julia Figueras to talk about the piece. Click HERE to listen to the complete interview.
Click HERE to read about NEXUS’ performance of Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on May 9 & 11, 2013.
Click HERE to read about NEXUS’ appearance at MusicFest Canada on May 16 and 17, 2013.
Here are some images from the NEXUS days at Music Festival Canada, May 16 and 17, 2013, held at the University of Toronto. Master classes and two sold out performances with the famed Eastman Wind Ensemble took place during the Festival.
What a fabulous response to Toru Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time…” performed by NEXUS with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Peter Bay. The reviews are in, and…my oh my! Jeff Spevak, music critic for The Democrat & Chronicle, says “the night belonged to the sparkling collaboration between the RPO… Read more »
Here HERE to read a review from the City Newspaper of NEXUS’ performance of Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” on May 8th, 2013 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. You can also check out the review in the Democrat and Chronicle HERE.
“Nexus performed Reich’s hypnotic Clapping Music and Mallet Quartet with such ease and grace, each of the performers were like extensions of each other.” Read the entire concert review HERE.
NEXUS is deep into rehearsals for their performance of Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet at CELEBRATE WITH SOUNDSTREAMS! 30th Anniversary Season Spectacular concert on Thursday Oct 11 at Koerner Hall here in Toronto.
Whew! What a busy week! NEXUS is on Facebook! Please visit our Page. And while you are there, click “Like” to stay connected to NEXUS for updates. We are going to have fun with photos, news, soundbytes, links to videos – check it out!
If you are in upstate New York around Woodstock and area this weekend, check out Garry Kvistad’s Drum Boogie Festival, a part of the Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts. Drum Boogie is scheduled for Saturday at 4 PM (a concert of world class percussionists playing world class music) and Sunday at Noon (a very cool… Read more »
Bloggers have been boosting NEXUS since their June 18th appearance at (le) poisson Rouge in New York City. This surreal photo of NEXUS at work accompanies Tom Brett’s article at his blog Brettworks.