The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series kicks off 2019 with the one and only Othello Molineaux, jazz steelpan master and innovator.
Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. A virtuoso percussionist based in New York City, his primary performance instrument is the steel pan. Notable engagements include commissions by the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, and multiple concerts at the Kennedy Center.
Akiho has been recognized with several awards, including the 2014–15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, the 2015 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund, a 2014 Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University, the 2014 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Emerging Composers Commission and many others. Additionally, his compositions have been featured on PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Akiho will be joined by the KU Percussion Group (KUPG), a nationally renowned chamber percussion ensemble dedicated to performances of new and classic percussion repertoire. Mobilizing percussion’s enormous sonic and stylistic breadth, KUPG presents invigorating performances of classic repertoire while collaborating with composers on groundbreaking new works.
KUPG’s mission is to work closely with composers on new works for percussion ensemble and is proud to have collaborated with some of America’s most talented young composers, including Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Caroline Shaw, Thomas Kotcheff and Andrea Mazzariello.
The 6th Annual One Evolution featuring Olujimi La Pierre, Noel La Pierre, Earl La Pierre jr., and Duvone Stewart.
Iowa Days of Percussion Mass Steel Band Concert at Central Hall.
NIU Steelband under the direction of Liam Teague and Yuko Asada.
An invigorating performance filled with rhythms and songs of West Africa, featuring Wesleyan Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and master drummer John Dankwa, joined by students in West African drumming classes, Ghanaian choirs from Worcester, the Wesleyan Steelband ensemble, and guest performers.
This children’s concert will feature OU’s Pan Jumbies (Steel Band) with guest artist Andy Narell, who has composed many classic pieces for steel band and is one of the pioneering musicians of this instrument and art form, which was invented using recycled oil barrels on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Patrick Fitzgibbon, Ensemble director.
Sponsored by The Judd Family Endowed Fund.
Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the oceanfront in beautiful Virginia Beach.
Swiss Jungle Drummers die Top Steelband aus Dietikon/Geroldswil.
Die attraktive und moderne Steelband besteht aus ca. 15 Mitgliedern im Alter von 10 bis 60 Jahren. Die Band wurde 2007 vom Berufsmusiker Roger Küng gegründet. Der musikalische Anspruch ist sehr hoch und deshalb zählt sie zu den Top Steelbands in der Szene. Geniessen Sie einen Abend in Karibischer Ambiente und Holiday-Feeling pur.