Beat Goes on with Ethos Percussion Group
Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Blown off course by Hurricane Sandy on the weekend they were originally scheduled to play for the Washington College Community Concert Series, members of the Ethos Percussion Group now are set to perform on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in Decker Theater.
The energetic foursome – which currently includes Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney and Yousif Sheronick – combines global influences with contemporary classical repertoire to perform with what The New York Times has described as “expert togetherness, sensitivity, and zest.”
The Group has released six albums and has commissioned more than 25 works for percussion quartet from composers in the musical traditions of Argentina, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Palestine and more. The Feb. 10 concert will feature two works composed by Ethos members—Yousif Sheronick’s Duo 77, a 2002 piece based on South Indian rhythmic practices, and Michael Lipsey’s Lugmap, a 2007 composition with rhythms in a unique grouping of 27 beats. Also on the program are composers Steve Reich, Dafnis Prieto and John Hollenbeck.
Tickets ($15, or $5 for youth ages 18 and under) can be purchased at the door. Washington College students are admitted free with a valid ID. There are no reserved seats.
Decker Theatre is located in the Gibson Center for the Arts on the Washington College campus, 30 Washington Avenue, Chestertown. For more information on the Washington College Community Concert Series, now in its sixty-first year, please visit http://www.washcoll.edu or contact series director Kate Bennett at 410-778-7839, firstname.lastname@example.org.