Guest Artist Recital: So Percussion
November 10, 2013, 7 p.m. (Master Class at 3 p.m.)
DeMeester Recital Hall
This concert is made possible by a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. For more than a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. Praised by The New Yorker for their "exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam," So's adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. So Percussion's career now encompasses 13 albums, touring throughout the U.S. and around the world, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, several ambitious educational programs, and a steady output of their own music. So has been featured at many of the major venues in the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Stanford Lively Arts, Texas Performing Arts, and many others. In addition, a recent residency at London's Barbican Centre, as well as tours to Western Europe, South America, Russia and Australia, have brought them international acclaim. For more information on the group, please visit their website at sopercussion.com.