With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st-century music.
"Through a mix of consummate skill and quirky charm, this mercurial quartet has helped to ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new."
–The New York Times
“This group plays with an irresistible vitality.” -The Washington Post
Rooted in the belief that music is an essential facet of human life, a social bond, and an effective tool in creating agency and citizenship, Sō Percussion enthusiastically pursues a growing range of social and community outreach. Examples include their Brooklyn Bound presentations of younger composers; commitments to purchasing offsets to compensate for carbon-heavy activities such as touring travel; and leading their SōSI students in an annual food-packing drive, yielding up to 35,000 meals, for the Crisis Center of Mercer County through the organization EndHungerNE.
This residency is sponsored by Ethos New Music Society, Fredonia Percussion Guild, and the Fredonia Student Association.
Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Mason Hall, Rosch Recital Hall
Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063
This was an awesome concert and lecture. The day was packed with exciting energy that Emerged from the group presence. Friendly interaction with students and faculty, lots of information and music for thought AND a most impressive evening performance.