Hard to believe, but before Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote Zyklus in 1959, there were no works for solo percussion. The tireless Steve Schick, who has emerged as this country's foremost pracitioner of solo percussion, turns 60 this year, and is celebrating at the Miller Theater with a two-part survey of the solo percussion repertoire—which, if you're paying attention, means that Steve is actually older than the solo percussion repertoire itself. Steve talks more about what he's up to in the video above.
Information on tickets and passes here. Program details for the individual concerts below.
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Nr. 9 Zyklus (1959)
Morton Feldman: The King of Denmark (1964)
Helmut Lachenmann: Interieur I (1966)
Vinko Globokar: Toucher (1972)
Iannis Xenakis: Psappha (1975)
Alvin Lucier: Silvers Streetcar for the Orchestra (1982)
Vinko Globokar: Corporel (1982)
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (1989)
PART TWO: RESPONSES (1991-2014)
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Gustavo Aguilar: Wendell’s History Pt. 1 (2008)
David Lang: The Anvil Chorus (1991)
Brian Ferneyhough: Bone Alphabet (1992)
Kaija Saariaho: Six Japanese Gardens (1997)
Michael Gordon: XY (1998)
John Luther Adams: Roar (2002)
Lei Lang: New Work (2014) — World Premiere
Mark Applebaum: Aphasia (2010)
Nathan Davis: New Work (2014) — World Premiere
Gustavo Aguilar: Wendell's History Pt. 2 (2008)
Conversation: Percussion in the 21st Century
Friday, January 31, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Kaija Saariaho • Stefon Harris • Aiyun Huang • Adam Sliwinski