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Here is another peek into the NEXUS archives, this time an article by Allan Kozinn in the New York Times of May 3, 1998. The article was headlined “Touring Percussionists Who Aren’t Really Offbeat”, and here are some highlights from Mr Kozinn’s piece: “ONE might have thought that five percussionists who wanted to band together… Read more »
from Wholenote Magazine Among contemporary music fans, NEXUS has long been considered one of the world’s premiere percussion ensembles – and they have been making music of the percussive persuasion for an astonishing 37 years. I think I just may be dating myself when relating that I attended some of their early memorable all-improvised concerts… Read more »
“one of the peak experiences of my musical life…At the sudden ending…ecstatic whoops and cheers forced three curtain calls… It was a performance for the ages.” – Brett Campbell, San Francisco Classical Voice “Ojai felt, for that hour, like holy ground.” – Mark Swed, L. A. Times music critic “I’m writing this a few hours… Read more »
ARTICLES / BLOG ENTRIES DURING THE FESTIVAL Out West Arts blogspot Ojai Day 2 June 11, 2007 Sometimes I wonder why I go to the Ojai festival. I hate sitting outdoors in the sun, or even worse, freezing at night. Nor is sitting on a hard bench for up to 6 hours a day my… Read more »
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 »
Naxos CD# 8.559268 (52′ 02″) ZWILICH: Violin Concerto, Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra Pamela Frank (violin), NEXUS, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, SaarbrÃ¼cken Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, conducting. ClassicsToday.com Review by Victor Carr, Jr. Rituals (2002) is a celebration of percussion as used in various world cultures, and is so different a work from the violin… Read more »
Review from The Edmonton Journal
Symphony, Nexus chime in on Takemitsu’s gentle ‘Time’ by Joshua Kosman, Chronicle Music Critic Saturday, June 12, 2004 Patrons walking into Davies Symphony Hall for Thursday night’s San Francisco Symphony concert could tell right away that something out of the ordinary was afoot. There were multi-colored ribbons stretching from the stage all the way across… Read more »
The Commercial Appeal – Memphis, Tennessee Array of percussion brings magic of the world By Christopher Blank March 7, 2004 The arrival of this season’s world premiere commission by the IRIS Chamber Orchestra was accompanied by one of the more eye-catching stage arrays inrecent memory. The chamber orchestra’s percussion section, on risers at the rear… Read more »