Hard on the heels of NEXUS’ beautiful Toronto concert at Walter Hall and recording session at Noble Street Studios with Sepideh Raissadat, the fab four are now heading to Philadelphia for a busy week of concerts, coachings and clinics.
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Full hall, standing ovation for NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat
Thank you to everyone who helped us fill Walter Hall last night, here in Toronto! What a wonderful evening!
Tonight, Oct 27, Walter Hall, Toronto, 7 p.m.
NEXUS with Sepideh Raissadat, 7 pm
NEXUS with Sepideh Raissadat, Monday Oct. 27th
Iranian singer and setarist, Sepideh Raissadat. is an articulate and talented performer who, in the midst of a busy touring schedule, is currently studying ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto.
NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat – Oct 27 Toronto
Garry is featured in The Performer:
Here is a great article, (with photos!) on our very own Garry Kvistad. Garry recently helped celebrate Jan Williams’ birthday in Buffalo, performing Ionization under Jan’s baton, and performing Steve Reich’s Clapping Music with Allen Otte who was in Blackearth Percussion with Garry a number of moons ago. Jan Williams is honoured as a long-time… Read more »
Part 6 of Robin Engelman’s NEXUS World Tour Diary 1984
Robin has posted Part 6 of his NEXUS World Tour Diary from 1984 on his blog. Check it out by clicking HERE! This segment looks at NEXUS’ visit to the Great Wall, a Peking Duck dinner, and NEXUS treating their Chinese hosts.
Busy summer – more to come! An Update!
It’s been a busy summer for the NEXUS members, with more to come! Following Bob’s performances with Amadinda in Budapest, and Russell, Bob and Ray’s participation in the sell-out engagements at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener Ontario, where Sepideh Raissadat helped us Moondog Suite” and his “Persian Songs Suite”. This was followed by a… Read more »
NEXUS and Sepideh sell out at Open Ears Festival!
NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat were greeted by a sold-out house on the weekend at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario.
Moondog’s musical inventions inspire new suite
Russsell Hartenberger’s new “Moondog Suite” will premiere on June 13th at Open Ears Festival. Russell was inspired to explore Moondog’s work not only by the eccentric composer’s “snaketime” rhythms (see last week’s posting) , his unusual uses of ambient sound, and influences that ranged from Native American through jazz to classical, but also by Moondog’s… Read more »
NEXUS performs with Sepideh Raissadat on June 13
On June 13 NEXUS and the Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat join forces in a unique concert performance at the Open Ears Festival (Registry Theatre, Kitchener, ON). Russell Hartenberger has created several very special new arrangements for NEXUS and voice that will receive their premiere at the concert. Sepideh was born in Tehran, and began studying… Read more »
Russell’s Moondog Suite: “I’m not gonna die in 4/4 time.”
Russell has been busy! He has just completed a concert’s worth of new works to be premiered by NEXUS on June 13 at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario.
Raise a glass and a mallet to NEXUS on their birthday!
May 22nd is NEXUS’ 43rd Birthday! On May 22nd 1971, the first NEXUS concert took place in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.
“Persian Songs” and cheerful pieces: a new suite by Russell Hartenberger
Russell is putting the finishing touches on his suite of arrangements of works by Reza Ghassemi, the award-winning Iranian novelist, musician and composer. Russell’s suite will be premiered by NEXUS at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener-Waterloo on June 13th. Ghassemi is adept in classical Iranian music and is a master of the Persian… Read more »
NEXUS premiering new suites by Russell Hartenberger
Russell Hartenberger has been hard at work on some wonderful new works that will be premiered by NEXUS on June 13 at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.