Concert features music for percussion ensemble by John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, and more
The Yale School of Music presents the sensational Yale Percussion Group on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street). Praised by composer Steve Reich as “something truly extraordinary,” the ensemble was a winner of the Percussive Arts Society’s 2009 International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Their performance on February 20 will feature John Cage’s Third Construction (1941) for four percussionists; Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Table, for three percussionists and amplified table; Mauricio Kagel’s Dressur, a theatrical, circus-themed work for percussion trio; and James Wood’s Rogosanti, a solo piece from 1986.
Robert van Sice, a member of the Yale School of Music faculty who is considered one of the foremost performers of contemporary music for marimba, is the director of the Yale Percussion Group. The members of the Yale Percussion Group are Candy Chiu, John Corkill, Leonardo Gorosito, Denis Petrunin, Ian Rosenbaum, and Michael Zell.