31 Hemenway Street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble performs on Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St. For information call the event line at (617) 912-9240. FREE.

JOHN WYRE: Marubatoo
JAMES TENNEY: Three Pieces for Drum Quartet
NICO MUHLY: Reading Into It
GITTA STEINER: Quartet for Percussion
JOHN ALFIERI: Legend of the Sleeping Bear

Coaches Sam Solomon and Keith Aleo lead 10 players on a wide array of percussion instruments. Ensemble members include Chris Burgess, Casey Cangelosi, Toby Cattolico, Alison Chang, Brian Frazier, Jeffrey Griggs, Matthew Ochs, Asako Okamoto, Ethan Pani, and Bradley Webb.

Said Solomon, “We’re dedicating this performance to John Wyre and James Tenney, who both died late in 2006. We look forward to playing all of these pieces in tribute to those two great composers.”
A member of The Boston Conservatory faculty, Samuel Z. Solomon has performed many world premieres of solo and small ensemble works. He authored How to Write for PERCUSSION, a comprehensive guide for composers that has received critical acclaim. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2000, as guest soloist with the New York Youth Symphony, performing the world premiere of John Mackey’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra . In 1999, he was featured in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, performing the U.S. premiere of Iannis Xenakis’ O-Mega for percussion solo and chamber orchestra with the New Juilliard Ensemble. He can be heard performing the music of Björk on the soundtrack to Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9.
In addition to being on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, Keith A. Aleo also serves on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and is a regular member of the New Bedford and Indian Hill Symphony orchestras. He recently performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Semyon Bychkov conducting, and has presented clinics and judged international competitions at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas; the Giornate della Percussione in Fermo, Italy; and the Music Academy of the West Orchestral Institute. He serves as Director of Education and Orchestral Activities at Zildjian. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Board of Directors. His book, Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum, has received critical acclaim.

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, the Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in Music, Dance, Theater, and Music Education, and presents over 200 performances each year by students, faculty, and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region, and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators.

Official Website: http://www.bostonconservatory.edu

Added by secronin on March 27, 2007