7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Main Campus, Recital Hall
Hailed as "one of the most innovative and exciting percussion ensembles to emerge in the golden age of chamber music" (Jonathan Haas, New York University) for their immersive sound world, New York City-based Excelsis Percussion Quartet is Marcelina Suchocka (Poland), Aya Kaminaguchi (Japan), Britton-René Collins (United States), and Mariana Ramirez (Mexico).
This international group of women with a multilingual combination of five languages join together to speak the universal language of rhythm, rooted in their belief that music possesses an ability to unite us all. Excelsis brings vibrancy into the percussion community through eclectic programming, innovative storytelling, and embracing their intersectional identities.
Excelsis' breadth of repertoire spans from classical to avant-garde. With the presence of exciting arrangements, including Björk and other pop music covers, Excelsis advocates for multi-genre representation in their programming, charming audiences with contrasting and uniquely innovative concert experiences. Excelsis proudly endorses Sabian Cymbals.
Program - Sonic Dreams
- "Hyperballad" by Björk (arr. Clara Warnaar)
- "Frosti" by Björk (arr. Clara Warnaar)
- "Seqouia" by Yaz Lancaster
- "Shell" by Emma O’Halloran
- "Threads" by Paul Lansky
- "Sonic Dreams" by Vanessa Thomlinson
- "Sleep" by Eric Whitacre
- "Can’t Leave the Night" by BADBADNOTGOOD
Tickets $10; $18.50; $26