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June 2019

Sandbox Percussion Annual Benefit

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual Spring Benefit is back! On June 20th, join us on the rooftop in Gowanus, Brooklyn, to enjoy an evening of music, conversations, and food, featuring performances by Sandbox Percussion! We’re here to celebrate our past season and share what we have in-store next season! Our organization continues to grow each year and we would love for you all to be a part of it.

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Bartok & Orff with Downtown Voices

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church,
209 Broadway New York , NY 10007 United States
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Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY; Stephen Sands, conductor Free At their final concert of the season, Downtown Voices and NOVUS NY perform two folklore-inspired works written in 1937: Orff’s epic Carmina Burana and Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Carmina Burana is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same title, with themes that follow the fickleness of fortune and joy as spring returns. Inspired by Hungarian folksong rhythms, Bartok’s sonata has become a mainstay of piano and percussion repertoire.

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Cooperstown Music Festival

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christ Episcopal Church,
46 River St Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Described as a meteoric talent by Musical America, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum joins forces with flutist Linda Chesis for a spellbinding program drawing on sounds inspired by the Balinese gamelan, a Japanese shakuhachi, a barking dog, tangos and the celestial sphere. Featuring works by Andy Akiho, Gareth Farr, David Crowell, and Paola Prestini, interspersed with much-loved pieces by Piazzolla and Bach.

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2019 Hildegard Competition Concert

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Sawdust,
80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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The Hildegard Competition Concert is the culmination of the second annual Hildegard Competition, our initiative highlighting outstanding trans, female, and nonbinary composers in the early stages of their careers. The concert features the world premieres of three commissions from winning composers inti figgis-vizueta, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, performed by the National Sawdust Ensemble. In addition to Hildegard, Niloufar Nourbakhsh is the winner of a Discovery Grant from OPERA America and Random Access Music’s Call for Scores this year, and…

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Modern Snare Drum Competition

June 1 - 2
Cleveland Institute of Music,
11021 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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The Modern Snare Drum Competition is an annual event whose mission is to promote and advance the art of snare drumming. The Competition seeks to expand the existing snare drum repertoire through commissioning new works, as well as expose the percussion community to great works for snare drum that aren’t as well known. The 2019 competition jury will include the following members: Tom Sherwood, MSDC Director, Section Percussion, The Cleveland Orchestra) Marc Damoulakis – Principal Percussion, The Cleveland Orchestra, CIM…

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May 2019

Sandbox Percussion / Vale of Glamorgan

May 19 - 21
Vale of Glamorgan Festival,
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Sandbox Percussion performs multiple concerts at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival May 19-21. See festival website for details.

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Sandbox Percussion with Gabe Cabezas / Princeton Sound Kitchen

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall (Princeton University),
https://maps.google.com/?z=17&q=loc:40.345720704212,-74.652405334259+(Fine+Hall) Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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a new work by Alyssa Weinberg

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The Percussion Collective at NYU

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre,
35 West 4th Street New York City, NY 10012 United States
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The Percussion Collective Robert Van Sice, Artistic Director Featuring the world premiere of Alejandro Vinao’s Stress and Flowand the NY premiere of Garth Neustadter’s Seaborne With the NYU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor Featuring the world premiere of Theo Woodward’s Living Geometries of the Emergent Breath

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Sandbox Percussion / New Orchestra of Washington

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Epiphany,
1317 G St NW Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Sandbox Percussion, a New York City based percussion quartet, joins the New Orchestra of Washington for the final 2018-2019 season production. The program features Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto, “Re(new)al,” and was commissioned by the Albany Symphony and General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy. Program MAX RICHTER On the Nature of Daylight DEBUSSY La Mer -intermission- JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Three Canticles of the Birds VIET CUONG, Re(new)al for percussion quartet, and sinfonietta

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Sandbox Percussion at the Levine School

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levine School of Music - DC NW Campus,
2801 Upton St NW Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Join us for the 2019 Composition Weekend concert with a captivating program by Sandbox Percussion. Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jawdropping virtuosity,” Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor…

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