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So Percussion joins the faculty at Bard Conservatory

The Bard College Conservatory of Music has just announced the appointment of So Percussion to its faculty. The members of So Percussion – Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting – will serve as co-directors of the Conservatory’s undergraduate-only percussion program, which will admit its first students in August of 2011. Joining them on the teaching faculty will be Greg Zuber, Daniel Druckman, and Jonathan Haas. Bard is also home to the John Cage Trust, and the members of So are excited to work more closely with them as the Cage centenary approaches in 2012.

So Percussion most recent recording, Paul Lansky’s Threads (written for So in 2005), will be officially released on Cantaloupe Music in the winter.

Published September 21, 2010
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Grad Night with the Yale Philharmonia Friday, Sep. 24

Events bring together grad students for a concert and reception

All Yale graduate and professional students are invited to the School of Music’s first Yale Philharmonia concert of the year on Friday, September 24th at 8pm in Woolsey Hall.  A block of seats will be held just for grad/prof students and their guests until 7:55pm. No tickets are required; just tell the usher that you are there for Grad Night.

Following the performance, all 21+ students are invited to a reception with the musicians in the GPSCY Lounge with food sponsored by the McDougal Center. Bring your concert program to GPSCY for free cover and $2 well drink specials.

Shinik Hahm will conduct the program, which opens with Rossini’s popular William Tell Overture. The eminent concert pianist Peter Frankl will join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major. The program will culminate in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a stunning orchestral illustration of unrequited love colored with dreams both joyful and macabre.

Read more about the concert here. RSVP to the event on Facebook Here.

Published September 21, 2010
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