Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – premiered a new concerto by Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition) entitled Re(new)al with the Albany Symphony’s new music ensemble, The Dogs of Desire, on Friday, June 2. This piece was commissioned by General Electric (GE), and each of its three movements deals with one of their renewable energy initiatives – hydro, wind, and solar.
What do Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, Kaz Rodriguez’s 7to6, James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go, and Royal Tailor’s We got that Fire have in common? About 225 local elementary and middle school students sitting in Goodwin Hall on a Tuesday morning—on a school day following a three day weekend. More…
State of the Arts, a half-hour television show that airs on NJTV recently featured QUIXOTE, a bold re-imagining of the Cervantes classic for voice and percussion by faculty artist Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition) and director-designer-performer Mark DeChiazza, performed by Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen– in collaboration with HOWL ensemble. State of the Arts goes behind the scenes to document QUIXOTE in rehearsal and to demonstrate the many ways the artists and scholars who created the production interfaced with students and faculty members across campus at Montclair State University. Watch the full documentary here.
Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – will perform Steve Reich’s seminal work, Drumming, at House of Yes in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday, May 11, at 7:00 pm. The performance titled “A Group Hallucination” will include video projections and dance and aerial work by House of Yes! company members. Find tickets and more information here.
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, led by Jed Gaylin (DMA ’95, Conducting), will present their season finale concert on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 pm, at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall Auditorium in Baltimore. The concert program features Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The concert includes a pre-concert talk with HSO member Max Derrickson (MM ’88, Percussion). Find tickets and more information here.