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Percussion quartet opens music series

September 12, 2011 12:00AM

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So Percussion

The Solo and Chamber Music Series at Pittsburg State University will open on Friday, Sept. 16, with a concert by So Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall on the PSU campus.

So Percussion, a Brooklyn, N.Y., based quartet, has been creating innovative music since its founding in 1999. That year, Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting, all students at the Yale School of Music, began performing together. Since then, the group has performed in venues across the U.S. and abroad. They also have a growing catalog of recordings.

Dr. Susan Marchant, a member of the faculty in PSU's Department of Music, said So Percussion's music is sometimes difficult to define.

"It is modern. It is often original. But at the same time, drums and other percussion instruments date to the earliest days of humanity," Marchant said.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for general admission and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. PSU students are admitted without charge. Discounted season and package tickets are also still available. Tickets may be purchased at the Ticket Office in the Overman Student Center, 620-235-4796; online at www.pittstate.edu/office/tickets; or at the door the evening of the concert, pending availability.

About the 2011-12 Solo and Chamber Music Series

The 2011-12 Solo and Chamber Music Series will bring six diverse performances to McCray Recital Hall this season. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16, 2011 - So Percussion

Oct. 9, 2011 - Joseph Alessi, trombone (In conjunction with the 2011 Midwest Trumpet Festival

Oct. 28, 2011 - Washington Garcia, piano

Jan. 20, 2012 - Cantus, men's vocal ensemble

Feb. 10, 2012 - Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Latin American string quartet

March 30, 2012 - PRIZM Ensemble

The Solo and Chamber Music Series is supported by a major grant from the Pittsburg State University Student Government Association.

©2011 Pittsburg State University