Happy New Year to you all! The last few months of 2019 treated us very well – and featured spectacular collaborations, too. In Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall – where this whole “NEXUS thing” began in 1971 – we were part of this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival.
The current (May 2018) issue of PERCUSSIVE NOTES offers a review of our newly released album entitled HOME. Josh Armstrong says, “although all the tracks are great, my favorite is the first track, on which [Michael] Burritt’s marimba playing along with NEXUS is so balanced and beautiful. NEXUS has shown us once again what great… Read more »
We received a great review of our Maverick Hall concert, from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, “a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston”. Here are a few excerpts from Leslie Gerber’s review: “These virtuosi handled the difficult score with confidence and verve…”
One of my favorite tasks is sitting down each year and updating our list of awesome reactions to NEXUS. We love receiving your comments, whether online, by email, or in a review, and we thank you for loving what we do! Here’s the update to our “Reactions” list:
Reviewer John Terauds gave a great shout-out to NEXUS this weekend in his excellent review of Rob Power’s new album “Touch”: “There’s been an explosion (or should we call it striking growth?) in the number of fine percussionists in this country — largely due to the influence and inspiration of Nexus, the Toronto ensemble founded… Read more »
“Nexus performed Reich’s hypnotic Clapping Music and Mallet Quartet with such ease and grace, each of the performers were like extensions of each other.” Read the entire concert review HERE.
Read a review of the concert HERE. Another review can be found HERE.
Click HERE to read the review of the NEXUS solo concert on March 2, 2012 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.
Click HERE to read the review of NEXUS’ performance of “From me flows what you call Time” with the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
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 »
Click HERE to read about NEXUS’ performance with conductor Gillian MacKay and the University of Toronto Winds on March 5, 2011.
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.
MUSIC: CONCERT REVIEW Reducing an entire orchestra to two pianos (and it works!) ROBERT EVERETT-GREEN From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Here is a lovely review by Gene Tyranny that Bob Becker has discovered on the Midomi site (visit it here to read the original). The review is undated, but provides a most sensitive description of NEXUS’ signature work, Toru Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time… Performed by the percussion group Nexus, and the… Read more »
NEXUS is featured in the July 2010 issue of “Percussive Notes”. The article by Daniel R. Smithiger. Click HERE to view a PDF file of that article.