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October 28, 2003

UMBC Presents the So Percussion Group in Concert

So PercussionOn Thursday, November 13th at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, the UMBC Department of Music's Contemporary Concert Series presents the So Percussion Group. Their concert will feature Shifty by Dennis DeSantis, Each Moment an Ending by Stuart Saunders Smith, Third Construction by John Cage, and The So-called Laws of Nature by David Lang. So Percussion (Douglas Perkins, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, and Lawson White) is a captivating young group that can always be counted on to astound. Founded in New Haven in 1999, the group has recently been featured at the Bang on a Can Marathon, the BAM Next Wave Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Miller Theater, the Roundtop Festival, and has been heard on WNYC’s New Sounds and Soundcheck. So has also worked closely with student musicians and composers, resulting in residencies at The University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, King’s College, and performances with the Harvard Group for New Music and Columbia Composers. With a breadth extending to both established and emerging composers, So Percussion Group has embarked on an ambitious commissioning project that has led to several other world premieres, including works by composers Kathryn Alexander, Dennis DeSantis, David Lang, and Ken Ueno.

Admission
Admission is free.

Telephone
General Music information: 410-455-2942
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
Department of Music website: http://www.umbc.edu/music

Directions
From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.

Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.

Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.

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Posted by dwinds1 at October 28, 2003 12:00 AM