Peabody master’s candidate Taylor Davis, percussion, has received the Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award for his proposal, “Percussion Education Website.” The website will provide beginning and intermediate instruction on percussion instruments and create a digital library of high-quality percussion performance videos.
Sandbox Percussion – Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion), and Jonathan Allen – will be kicking off a West Coast tour on Thursday, January 25 in Denver, Colo, in a performance for percussion students at Lamont School of Music. From there, they travel to Portland, Ore, and Seattle for performances with the Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival on January 26 at 7:30 pm and 27 at 7:00 pm. They then travel to Los Angeles to perform with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, February 10, at 10:00 pm, and again with the same ensemble but in Santa Monica on Sunday, February 11, at 2:00 pm. On Monday, February 12, at 8:00 pm, they close their tour with a performance at Fresno State University, in Fresno, Calif. Not part of their tour, but also upcoming, is a concert at in New York City, with the Carnegie Hill Concert Series. This concert will be on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:00 pm, at the Church of Advent Hope. These concert will feature many different composers including Peabody faculty member Steve Reich, Andy Akiho, Elliot Cole, Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Piano), Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition), Aart Strootman, Andrew Rindfleisch, and some by their own Mr. Allen and Mr. Caccese.
Eric Cha-Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion) will perform with his ensemble Sō Percussion on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm. The concert will take place at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, in Columbia, Md. The program will feature works by Paul Lansky, Caroline Shaw, John Cage, and Bryce Dessner. The evening is presented by the Candlelight Concert Society.
Adam Rosenblatt (BM ’10, Percussion; KSAS BS ’10, Molecular/Cellular Biology) will perform his one-man multimedia show Godly Chaos as a part of the Charm City Fringe Festival. The four performances will take place on November 4 at 8:45 pm, 5 at 3:15 pm, and 9 and 11 at 7:00 pm. All of the performances will be at 322 North Howard St. in Baltimore, Md. Tickets are $10 and available now.
Devin Gray (BM ’06, Jazz Percussion) recently released an album CloudSounds with his jazz trio. The trio played a show in Brooklyn at James Carney’s Great Konceptions Music Series at Korzo in Brooklyn. In November, Gray travels to Europe with his RelativE ResonancE quartet and trio for a tour there.