March 10th : "Les Percussions de Strasbourg" - 50th Anniversary Tour!
Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Av. - Boston
Thursday, March 10 at 8pm
FREE and open to the public!
In 1962, six classically trained musicians founded the ensemble "Les Percussions de Strasbourg" to explore the wide range of percussion instruments available in Western, Asian and African traditions and the rich possibilities they suggested for use in contemporary music. Works were soon being dedicated to them by Messiaen, Serocki, Kabelac, Xenakis, Mâche, Dufourt and other leading-edge composers. Nearly fifty years later, the group has changed personnel, but the set of musicians continues the tradition. For more information about this exceptional French ensemble, click here.
B.U. Symphony Orchestra - John Page, conductor
Les Percussions de Strasbourg, guest percussion ensemble
Paul Dukas Fanfare pour précéder La Péri
Joshua Fineberg Speaking In Tongues (world premiere)
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
With the support of the French American Fund for Contemporary Music.