Percussion On The Sound (POTS)
I have performed with some of the world’s finest ensembles, and taught in New York City and around the world, for the last 30 years. In that time, I also created and directed interesting music education projects. In 2009 I moved to Long Island, only minutes from my job in Lincoln Center. The longer I lived on Long Island the more I realized that there are many wonderful percussion students, but very few opportunities for young percussionists to perform as soloists and chamber musicians. Something that young pianists and violinists do on a regular basis. I decided to create that opportunity. On June 8th, 2019 I am presenting a concert of solo and chamber music performed by young percussion students. This will be the debut of Percussion on the Sound. POTS for short. The concert will take place at Hofstra University, who graciously donated the concert venue.
The program will include percussion works for afro-Cuban ensemble, Brazilian samba ensemble, seminal percussion ensemble works by composers such as John Cage and Toshitmitsu Tanaka, and appearances by my special guests Jonathan Haas, Clint De Ganon and East Wind Percussion Ensemble. The 21st Century is the pinnacle for percussionists. We have moved from the back of the orchestra to the forefront of modern music. Please join us on June 8th and support these young, amazing musicians.