In two weeks NEXUS will be performing two concerts at the 18th annual Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. The Festival takes place in some of the city’s most beautiful churches and heritage sites both indoors and out. Concert-goers can start their day as early as 10 AM and attend the last concert of the day at the “late-night lounge”, which gets underway at 10:30 PM. NEXUS will be part of one of these great late-nights on July 31st at the beautiful St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. This follows NEXUS’ Big Birthday Concert, also on the 31st at 8 pm.
Peggy Feltmate: Blog
From time to time it is good to be reminded how percussion has always been a part of the daily rhythms of Life. I came upon this 1938 photo in our family’s album from a fishing village in Nova Scotia. My grandfather, Billy Tom Feltmate, is on the right, shovelling earth around his newly dug… Read more »
Thursday evening, June 9th, marked the 2011 presentation of the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Composer R.Murray Schafer was one of this year’s recipients. The multi-talented Schafer was honoured for his internationally-acclaimed “achievements as a composer, educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, visual artist and provocateur”. Schafer is a prolific composer and has written works… Read more »
While some of the NEXUS team are catching a bit of rare down-time here and there, others are off on recording sessions and tours in various locales. It is hard to keep track of them but Bob Becker wrote to me today from California, and Garry Kvistad is near St. Louis MO as part of… Read more »
NEXUS celebrates its 40th birthday this coming weekend! Entering its 41st season, NEXUS is looking back at a tremendously satisfying 40th season that began with their exciting new commission from Steve Reich,
NEXUS is off to the beautiful Shenandoah River Valley in Virginia to perform and work with the students of Shenandoah University’s Conservatory in Winchester.
Luke Quinton gave NEXUS and the Austin Symphony under Peter Bay’s direction a wonderful review today, at Austin360.com Here’s what he wrote: “Toronto’s Nexus percussion ensemble brought some mysticism to the Austin Symphony’s performance on Friday night. With two sets of chimes hanging from the upper balcony, Nexus seemed to expand the size of the… Read more »
It must be Spring because there is a SURGE of energy! NEXUS is arriving in Austin Texas as I write this and in a few minutes will be meeting with Maestro Bay. Winchester, Virginia is gearing up for their arrival next week. The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival this summer has just been firmed up and… Read more »
Craig and Joel have been busy today loading the truck. NEXUS is heading to the symphony in Austin, Texas and coming home via Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia.
Thanks to all of you who enjoyed Saturday night’s concert with us! It was wonderful to see such a great audience, and we have been getting some amazing feedback.
NEXUS has been waiting with great concern to hear from our many friends in Japan. It was with great relief that Bob Becker heard from Yurika Kimura. She sends her best greetings and says that all is OK in her area near the concert hall in Hyogo where NEXUS performed last September. She also sent… Read more »
NEXUS marks its 40th Anniversary season with another ground-breaking performance featuring special guest Toronto Symphony Orchestra timpanist David Kent in music by Cahn, Carter, Ichiyanagi, Philidor and Vivier.
Yes, I know you can click over to the PDF posted on our site – but sometimes you don’t have time for that “extra click” and I wanted to make sure you saw this wonderful review! Sandra Ruttan of the Barrie Examiner reviewed the NEXUS performance with the University of Toronto Winds, conducted by Gillian… Read more »
On March 5th at 7:30 p.m., NEXUS is appearing in the Barrie Concerts series an hour north of Toronto with the very fine University of Toronto Wind Ensemble conducted by Gillian MacKay.
The reviews are in from Syracuse and they are excellent: Here are highlights from the Syracuse Post-Standard today (Linda Loomis and James Welsch): NEXUS didn’t vex us, it spun us into breathlessness.