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Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble Performs Free Concert

(BOSTON) The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, with directors Keith Aleo and Samuel Z. Solomon, presents a varied and adventurous program of contemporary works for percussion on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St., in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Admission is FREE. For more information call the event line at (617) 912-9240. 

Program

PAUL LANSKY: Threads

FRANK ZAPPA: The Black Page

JANE STANLEY: Midnight Meditation

EUGENE NOVOTNEY: Scratch

SAMUEL SOLOMON: Five Ensemble Etudes

STEVE REICH: Music for 18 Musicians

Please note: There will be one extended intermission to allow for set-up of Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians.”

About Samuel Z. Solomon

A member of The Boston Conservatory faculty, Solomon is responsible for dozens of world premieres of solo and small ensemble works. He authored How to Write for Percussion, a comprehensive guide for composers that received critical acclaim. Solomon performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician; he is co-founder of the Yesaroun' Duo (saxophone and percussion) and the Line C3 percussion group, as well as a member of the new music ensemble White Rabbit and a timpanist of the Amici New York chamber orchestra. He can be heard performing the music of Björk on the soundtrack to Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9. Solomon is president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. He is also on faculty at Boston University. 

About Keith A. Aleo

Another member of the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, Aleo also serves on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and is a regular member of the New Bedford and Indian Hill Symphony orchestras. He recently performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Semyon Bychkov conducting, and has presented clinics and judged international competitions at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas; the Giornate della Percussione in Fermo, Italy; and the Music Academy of the West Orchestral Institute. He serves as director of education and orchestral activities at Zildjian and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s board of directors. His book, Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum, has received critical acclaim. 

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

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