NEXUS is preparing for Percussion Rochester, a new festival debuting on May 4 & 5. Bill Cahn says, “The idea behind Percussion Rochester is to showcase an eclectic mix of music that features percussion
Tomorrow night, NEXUS is appearing at the Weaver Chapel – Wittenberg University at 7:30pm. Address: 200 W Ward St., Springfield, OH. A couple weeks ago I wrote about Wittenberg’s innovative music department. Well, here is another of their innovations: Check out the university’s “Composer of the Day” iPhone App –
It is wonderful to get feedback from students who experience NEXUS. We have a guest blogger today, Jordan Stepka of Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas where NEXUS was in residence last week. Here is what Jordan has to say:
This week, instruments and NEXUS musicians are heading from all directions to LaGrange College in Georgia, for their performance on March 23rd at 7:30 pm in the popular Callaway Concert Series at Callaway Auditorium. Check out the College’s fun video promo by clicking here. Percussionist Ken Passmore will join NEXUS onstage for Steve Reich’s Music… Read more »
Click HERE to read the review of the NEXUS solo concert on March 2, 2012 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.
That’s the motto of LaGrange College in west-central Georgia, and NEXUS will be doing just that in a few weeks when they perform there, in the Callaway Concert Series.
NEXUS will be in residence at the Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock Arkansas, March 13 and 14. Our host, percussionist Erick Saoud, has NEXUS happily filling every moment with student interactions.
In three weeks, NEXUS is heading to L. A., and the “logistics” emails are flying: instruments, flights, program notes, and a zillion other things are being put into place. The group is performing on March 2nd at California Lutheran University in the city of Thousand Oaks (just northwest of Los Angeles),
Click HERE to read about the recognition by the Toronto Arts Awards of NEXUS’ 40th Anniversary season.
Click HERE to read about the NEXUS concert with the 2X10 Piano Duo at the University of Toronto.
Here are some pictures of the rehearsals which are underway in preparation for the upcoming concert on Monday night, October 17th. The concert is at 7:30 in Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto. Photos courtesy of Lorraine Dillard.
l to r: Bob Becker, Nick Attansio, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Bill Cahn Drum Boogie Festival 2011
For a long while, NEXUS has owned two five octave marimbas and a vibraphone from Adams Musical Instruments . Adams, based in the Netherlands, manufactures timpani, marimbas, bass drums, chimes, mallets, temple blocks and many other percussion instruments.
The DRUM BOOGIE FESTIVAL is just around the corner! It’s on SATURDAY, September 17th, 9:30am – 8pm at CORNELL PARK, in Kingston, New York. (rain date: Sunday Sep 18th).
Click HERE to read about the back-to-back concerts at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival on July 31, 2011.