Sandbox Percussion at Hunter
String Theory chamber concert series continues its 10th season with a performance by Sandbox Percussion on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View.
The award-winning percussion quartet will perform at 6:30 p.m. Fred Child, host of “Performance Today” radio show, will lead a discussion at 5:30 p.m.
Sandbox Percussion is comprised of Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney.
Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music with jawdropping virtuosity,” Sandbox Percussion has established itself as a leading contemporary percussion ensemble. Sandbox Percussion presented 35 performances last season throughout the United States. During a tour through California, they gave the world premiere of Thomas Kotcheff’s percussion quartet “not only that one but that one & that too.” During the American Music Festival in Troy, New York, Sandbox gave the world premiere of a concerto by Viet Cuong entitled “Re(new)al” along with the Albany Symphony. In addition to keeping a busy concert schedule, Sandbox has also participated in various masterclasses and coachings at schools such as the Peabody Conservatory, Curtis Institute, the University of Southern California, Kansas University, Cornell University and Furman University.
This season, Sandbox will collaborate with The Industry, an opera company in Los Angeles, for the world premiere of “Galileo,” a 90-minute theater piece by Andy Akiho. Other highlights will include the first percussion quartet concert at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., and a second West Coast tour with 11 performances from Seattle to Los Angeles.
String Theory tickets are $35 for Hunter members, $ 45 for nonmembers, $ 10 for students with valid student ID and $25 for groups of 20 or more people.
For more information, call 423-414-2525.
Sandbox Percussion is the second artist in String Theory’s season.