Kansas City Star Review – February 2007

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Kansas City Star – February 19, 2007 The Kansas City Symphony’s percussion-themed program for this weekend looked ingenious and fun on paper. Haydn’s ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony with its opening timpani lick was paired with Stravinsky’s raucous ‘The Rite of Spring,’ and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s recent ‘Rituals’ for percussion and orchestra was sandwiched between. On the… Read more »

NEXUS with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra

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NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra Michael Stern, conducting Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad February 16, 17 & 18, 2007 In three performances with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Michael Stern, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed… Read more »

In Memoriam: JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006

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In Memoriam:JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006 John Wyre (second from left) with Bill Cahn, Steve Gadd, and Robin Engelman at PASIC 2005 in Columbus, Ohio (Photo by Lauren Vogel Weiss) John Wyre, one of the founding members of the world renown percussion ensemble NEXUS, passed away on October 31, 2006 in… Read more »

NEXUS in an International and Educational Context

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Concepts and Past Examples of Programs INFLUENCE: NEXUS is in the unique position of being influential in many contexts. They are the Ensemble in Residence at the University of Toronto. Two members teach regularly at the University and others are often available for student consultation. NEXUS has become a resource for almost every other performing… Read more »

Photos from NEXUS at Rice University

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TOUR WRAP-UP Robin Engelman, your tour guide . . . in Texas no doubt! It is certainly a display of favoritism to pick one or two performances among all we heard as being special, but for this reviewer, two students must be mentioned. Stephen F. Austin freshman Kevin Rice’s performance of Etude #35 from Portraits… Read more »

Iowa Days of Percussion

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Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad at the Iowa Days of Percussion The Ensemble performs and presents workshops at the Days of Percussion in Grinnell, Iowa NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, is now in its 35th year of performances in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras worldwide.  On April 11 and… Read more »

Nexus returns from Australia

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An Upbeat Week Down Under The Ensemble performs four Concerts at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 Festival NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, is now in its 35th year of performances in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras worldwide. From March 11 through 19, 2006 the ensemble participated in the Melbourne Arts Festival associated with that… Read more »

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