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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Nexus, made up of four master percussionists, has worked together
for more than 30 years. The musicians are internationally renowned, not just for
their virtuosity as individual and group performers and their innovation and creativity,
but for their ability to create music out of just about anything: Swiss cowbells,
Chinese drums, Tibetan prayer bowls, Middle Eastern hand drums and Southeast Asian
water buffalo bells, to name just a few. With a repertoire ranging from military
music to the novelty ragtime of the 1920s, from the haunting rhythms of Africa
to the ground-breaking compositions of Toru Takemitsu, John Cage and Steve Reich,
Nexus delivers a virtuosic spectacle of sound, rhythm and movement.
Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys
Friday, October 7, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Ralph Stanley has been performing for more than 60 years and has become one of
the most influential country and bluegrass artists of all time.
In 1946, he and his brother Carter formed the legendary Stanley Brothers duo and
the Clinch Mountain Boys. In 1984, Stanley received the National Heritage Award
and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1992.
Eight years later, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. In 2002, Stanley received
his first Grammy award for his performance on the movie soundtrack for "O Brother
Where Art Thou." He received the Living Legend award from the Library of Congress
and National Medal of Arts in 2006. He has recorded more than 170 albums. Website | YouTube | Wikipedia
Thursday, November 3, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Michael Lewin has appeared as soloist with orchestras worldwide. His career was
launched with victories in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in the
Netherlands, the American Pianists Association
Beethoven Fellowship and the William Kapell International Competition. Lewin made
his New York recital debut in Lincoln Center in 1984, on which occasion the New
York Times wrote that "his immense technique and ability qualify him eminently
for success." He is on the piano faculty of The Boston Conservatory, where he maintains
a select studio of prizewinning students. A native of New York, he studied at the
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