Percussion Consort: It is Time

Percussion Consort: It is Time

Join the Percussion Fellows as they musically examine pain, torment and the persistence of time. Tan Dun reflects on a 13th-century Chinese drama of injustice in his Elegy: Snow in June. Spotlighting the incredible Joseph Johnson, Principal Cellist of the Toronto Symphony, this series of haunting variations “sings of pity and purity, beauty and darkness, and is a lament for victims everywhere.” Time is ticking away in Steven Mackey’s explosive percussion quartet, where each performer gets his own mini-concerto on everything from a rocking drum set to spellbinding steel drums. Inspired by Latin drumming to bouncing balls, Mackey seeks to “speed, slow, weep, celebrate and mourn our perceptions of time.”

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