A beautiful “Robin Engelman Life Celebration” was hosted by the Engelman family this past weekend for friends and family. Eleanor Engelman announced that Robin’s papers and historical materials are going to be housed at Northwestern University – wonderful news. Guests came from Hamburg Germany (the “official photographer” for the event, at Robin’s request), from Texas,… Read more »
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We can’t wait for our June 4th concert in the beautiful Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in the intriguing waterfront town of Rockport Massachusetts. We hope you will join us there, and take in some other concerts in their Summer Chamber Music Festival. The concert is at 8 pm and there will be a pre-concert… Read more »
Last night’s concert of Steve Reich’s music was extraordinary. At its conclusion, the full house was on its feet with a gigantic roar. And no wonder! The musicians were intensely focused and absolutely devoted to this music. And happy little onstage smiles could be seen throughout, too.
If you follow us on Facebook (and we hope you do!) you have been treated to a play-by-play of these busy weeks. Steve Reich is here in Toronto celebrating his 80th with Soundstreams. The birthday gala is on Thursday evening at Massey Hall, and Bob, Russ and Garry will share the stage with Steve
Cover Art! When Bill was producing his Solo Percussionist album, he saw this angel image in black and white in a book on musical instruments that identified it only as “from a Book of the Hours, made in Milan for the Sforza family ca. 1494”. The book credited the British Library – so he contacted… Read more »
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of NEXUS founding member Robin Engelman. As the message came to us, ‘Robin left “On Tour” yesterday afternoon, Friday, February 26.’ As John Wyre said, Robin brought “enormous authority to his performance and to his life.” A memorial page is being created on Robin’s website… Read more »
Just to keep you in the loop, here’s what’s happening: 1) Three NEXUS albums are now on CD Baby!! Details below. 2) We have a brand NEW NEXUS album to be released soon! See below. 3) NEXUS members are in residencies in Columbus OH, Fredonia NY, and Philadelphia. See below. 4) Russell is heading to… Read more »
Isn’t that great?! We made it onto the CD Hotlist’s Top Picks for December! Check out this GREAT review: “The percussion quartet Nexus has prepared two suites of arrangements for this recording: the first is a set of six compositions by the famous outsider composer Moondog; the second is a suite of seven songs by… Read more »
If you are a fan of internet radio, you can now hear one of our new Persian Songs tracks featuring Sepideh Raissadat on Radio Airplay: “Vajd; Ta Dami Bissayam” (“Ecstasy; A Moment of Ease”). The lyrics for this beautiful piece were written by Sheykh Bahayi (1547-1621). The piece was composed by Reza Ghassemi and arranged… Read more »
Our latest CD, “Persian Songs” is now available on CDBaby. Click here, or go to www.cdbaby.com and search on “Nexus percussion”.
We’ve been having a really wonderful fall. Our newly launched CD “Persian Songs” with Sepideh Raissadat has garnered a terrific review from The Wholenote magazine’s Andrew Timar. He calls it “an exhilarating listening experience”!
We hope you will join us in Toronto for our concert with the Toronto Children’s Chorus at St Anne’s Church, 270 Gladstone. It is an afternoon concert, beginning at 3 pm. We are really looking forward to working once again with this exceptional group. The TCC has been around for almost as long as NEXUS… Read more »
Here is a GREAT article, for your listening pleasure! Audiophile Experts talk to our recording producer Ray Dillard and Noble Street Studio manager Donny Da Silva to discover the complexities of recording the percussion instruments of NEXUS and balancing it all with the ethereal voice of Sepideh Raissadat.
Come boogie with us at Drum Boogie in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York! Do you believe this line up? (and it’s FREE!)
Please join us at the Ottawa ChamberFest on August 3rd when we perform an extraordinary program with Sepideh Raissadat.