We can't wait to welcome you back to the concert hall safely, working with Princeton University officials to take precautionary measures and develop a continually evolving set of protocols. In accordance with university policy at this time: all concert attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask whenever indoors. We are unable to allow entry to unvaccinated children.
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About the Artist:
With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the percussion ensemble, placing it at the leading edge of 21st-century music.
Sō’s repertoire ranges from contemporary “classics” by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, et al, to commissioning and advocating works by living composers such as David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Steven Mackey, and Vijay Iyer, to distinctively modern collaborations with arists who work outside the classical concert hall, including Shara Nova, the choreographer Susan Marshall, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, The National, Bryce Dessner, and many others.
Sō has recorded more than 20 albums, including 2021’s Narrow Sea (by Caroline Shaw) with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish, released by Nonesuch Records; and A Record Of... with Buke & Gase, on Brassland; appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Hall, the Barbican, the Eaux Claires Festival, MassMoCA, and TED 2016; and performed with Dan Trueman, Dan Deacon, Jad Abumrad, JACK Quartet, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel, among others.
Rooted in the belief that music is an essential facet of human life, a social bond, and an effective tool in creating agency and citizenship, Sō Percussion enthusiastically pursues a growing range of social and community outreach. Examples include their Brooklyn Bound presentations of emerging artists and composers; commitments to purchasing offsets to compensate for carbon-heavy ac>vi>es such as touring travel; educational programs including the new Collaborative Workshop, and the Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI), an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for percussionists and composers. Now in its second decade, SōSI features community performances, new work development, guest artist workshops, and an annual food-packing drive, yielding up to 25,000 meals, for the Crisis Center of Mercer County through the organization EndHungerNE.
Sō Percussion – the Edward T. Cone ensemble-in-residence at Princeton University – is Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, and Jason Treuting.