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Percussion Group Brings International Flair

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October 17, 2012
The acclaimed Ethos Percussion Group will perform for the college, combining global influences with contemporary classical repertoire for a unique experience.

EVENT POSTPONED by complications from Hurricane Sandy in New York. The Concert Series will be rescheduling this event.

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The 61st season of the Washington College Community Concert Series continues Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in Decker Theatre with a performance by the Ethos Percussion Group.

Founded in 1989, 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.”

In their 20-plus years of performance, Ethos has played in major concert venues throughout the United States and United Kingdom, including Carnegie Hall, the Bermuda Festival, and London’s Wigmore Hall. The Group has commissioned more than 25 works for percussion quartet from composers in the musical traditions of Argentina, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Palestine and more. It has released six albums since 1996.

The Nov. 4 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, John Hollenbeck and Trey Files.

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 Concert Series, visit http://www.washcoll.edu or contact series director Kate Bennett at 410-778-7839, kbennett2@washcoll.edu.


Last modified on Nov. 9th, 2012 at 3:35pm by Emily Blackner.