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Yale Percussion Group performs at the Kennedy Center Monday, March 1

February 25, 2010

Concert will stream live from the the Kennedy Center’s website

Musique_de_TablesThe Yale Percussion Group will perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Monday, March 1, at 6 pm. The performance is part of the Kennedy Center’s “Performing Arts for Everyone” initiative. No tickets are required; seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Featuring local, national, and international talents, the Millennium Stage has been hailed as “a cultural institution within a cultural institution” by the Washington Post.

Fresh from their exciting performance on the Yale campus last Saturday, February 20, the Yale Percussion Group will perform music of Thierry de Mey, James Wood, Astor Piazzolla, and Mauricio Kagel. The members of the ensemble are Yun-Chu Candy Chiu, John Corkill, Leonardo Gorosito, and Michael Zell. They will be joined by flutist Dariya Nikolenko. Robert van Sice, the director of the ensemble, will perform with the group in Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Tables.

The concert at the Kennedy Center will stream live at kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium.


Monday Evening, March 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Yale Percussion Group

percussion_duoThierry De Mey (b. 1956)
Musique de Tables (1987)
Yun-Chu Chiu, Leonardo Gorosito, Robert van Sice

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Nightclub 1960 from L’Histoire du Tango
Yun-Chu Chiu, marimba
Dariya Nikolenko, flute

James Wood (b. 1953)
Rogosanti (1986)
Michael Zell

Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008)
Dressur (1976-77)
Yun-Chu Chiu, John Corkill, Michael Zell


I think my favourite piece of the night had to be Rogosanti – I’m a real sucker for pieces by James Wood!

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