NEXUS is performing Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s concerto Rituals at Percussion Rochester on May 5th. She shares her thought on writing this work for NEXUS, in an interview with Frank Oteri at New Music Box called Goose Bumps In The Candy Shop. She has some intriguing comments about percussion instruments and their intrinsic nature: FJO: My… Read more »
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NEXUS preparing for Percussion Rochester May 4 & 5
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
Blog Bits: Russell Hartenberger as a Musical Child
Today’s post is fun. Toronto’s Whole Note Magazine runs a monthly feature and in Spring 2009 our own Russell Hartenberger was their choice for Musical Child. Click here (and scroll down a short way) to see Russell’s rosy-cheeked baby picture and read mJBuell’s entertaining interview of Russell that will take you down a Memory Lane… Read more »
“Composer of the Day” app from Wittenberg University, Ohio
Tomorrow night, NEXUS is appearing at the Wittenberg’s innovative music department. Well, here is another of their innovations: Check out the university’s “Composer of the Day” iPhone App –
NEXUS was “the highlight of my senior year”
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:
Callaway Concert Series brings “best of the best” to Georgia
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 »
Big time in Little Rock, this week
NEXUS is heading into Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday for a busy residency at Episcopal Collegiate School. If you missed it, you can click here to read all about the full programme.
Review: Standing Ovation in California for NEXUS
Sequenza 21 website has published a great review of NEXUS at California Lutheran University. Read it in full here. It is written by “PaulM”, who notes that Samuelson Chapel was “noticeably full” for NEXUS who has “a presence worldwide”. He mentions NEXUS’ “good groove”, and describes each piece that NEXUS played in detail. He appreciated… Read more »
“What do they play? Everything.”
California’s Ventura County Star ran a great little article about NEXUS a few days ago. Have a look by clicking here. The article points out that, rather than “having a midlife career crisis about now”, NEXUS has mastered the art of “meshing together as a group (‘nexus,’ after all, means ‘connection’).” The article also talks… Read more »
NEXUS “a pleasure to see and hear” in California
NEXUS had a great time at California Lutheran U. where they performed and presented a workshop. They are pictured here during the bows following Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood. David Johnson (centre) performed the piece with them. David is a composer and percussionist who is a faculty member at the nearby California Institute… Read more »
One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing – “amazing”
We have received a wonderful comment from a listener who just heard NEXUS performing Gavin Bryar’s One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing on WRCJ Detroit. He says “it was amazing!” The piece was commissioned for NEXUS by the Arts Council of Great Britain, and NEXUS premiered this work at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London… Read more »
An innovative music department at Wittenberg U., Ohio.
NEXUS is performing in Wittenberg University’s Weaver Chapel in Springfield Ohio in a few weeks. The school motto, “Having light, we pass it on to others” can be seen in their cutting-edge music department. More than 70% of Wittenberg’s students enroll in music lessons, ensembles, or classes during their time on campus, and by doing… Read more »
“Challenging the mind, Inspiring the soul” in Georgia.
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.
Creative Programming in Little Rock, Arkansas
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),