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iKTUS Percussion Concert Tomorrow Night!!!

Dec. 4th, 2009 | 08:35 pm
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

iktus + 1 Music for Percussion Quartet and Soloist
Featuring the Cadilac Moon Ensemble

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 8PM
Saint Peter's Church - Chelsea
346 W. 20th Street, NYC

$15 General Admission, $10 Student

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Iktus Concert Tonight!

Nov. 20th, 2008 | 09:37 am
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

Hello, friends!

IPQ has an upcoming concert which we'd love to have you attend.

November 20, 2008, 1PM
Iktus on Wall Street
There's no better way to split up your day than by attending an afternoon concert. We will be performing for the first time at the beautiful Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan. Our performance will include works by White, Ligeti, Wolfe, Reich, and others.

Live Podcasts of this performance will be available using the following link:

Trinity Wall Street
74 Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006

We hope to see you soon!


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Iktus Concert

Oct. 18th, 2008 | 02:25 pm
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

 RAM Slam: featuring Iktus Percussion Quartet

Saturday, October 18 at 8:30 pm 
Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
2537 Broadway at 95th Street NY, NY 10025
$20; Members/Students/Seniors $15

The Astoria Music Society presents RAM Slam!, featuring the Iktus Percussion Quartet, a dynamic young ensemble committed to expanding the boundaries of the percussion genre, in a performance of all-new works written by R.A.M. (Random Access Music), a consortium of six New York City composers.


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Body_and_ Soul_2.0 orchestral >>

Jul. 20th, 2008 | 11:29 am
posted by: andrewjazz in nyys

SOLARIS project

Nu-Jazz from Schostakovich’s motherland ;)

The original version of famous 1930 “Body and Soul” standard, that features a sophisticated polyphonic “basso ostinato” middle section along with modern beats!

Beautiful Chorus 1, dramatic Chorus 2; short reflection, crescendo and first climax in Bridge, then polyphonic journey through subconsciousness and violin solo as the general climax …post-catharsis major Reprise and dissolve-in-the-light Coda.

You have NEVER heard a song like that

Body and Soul, 6.1M >>

Ann Rodi - voice

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iktus percussion concerts!!!

May. 22nd, 2008 | 07:52 am
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys


May, 23 2008 at goodbye-blue-monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York
9 PM
Cost :??

May, 24 2008 at ETG Cafe
208 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York
8 PM
Cost :??

Check out iktus while sipping your chai latte. We’ll be performing a wide array of music from xenakis to reich and much much more!! Don’t miss this opportunity to here some great music for percussion. All upbeat and intense for any audience!


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Concert Tomorrow Night in NYC!

May. 2nd, 2008 | 06:39 pm
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

iktus percussion quartet

May, 3 2008 at Pianos 8 pm
158 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002
Cost : ???

Come here some premiers by the composers of Forecast Music as well some great classics of the percussion repertoire.

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Oct. 19th, 2007 | 04:48 pm
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

 IKTUS Percussion Quartet

Sunday October 21, 2007  3 PM
Francis de Chantel Church
190 Hollywood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465

Performing 20th Century Works of: 
Daniel Levitan, Barbara White, Ushio Torakai, Steve Reich

For more info contact:

Visit us on the web at:

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FREE CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 27th, 2006 | 08:27 pm
posted by: iktuspercussion in nyys

iktus percussion quartet
Roy Campbell
Chris Graham
Charlie Schmid
Danielle Weinberg

Monday November 27, 2006 8PM
SUNY Purchase College
Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Featuring works by:
John Cage, James Tenney
Lou Harrison, Nebojsa Zivkovic

For more informtaion contact:

Or visit our website at:

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Just some info

Aug. 14th, 2006 | 09:31 pm
posted by: park_the_car in nyys

Hello all!

I've found this community by a slight stroke of luck, actually, while browsing through. 

I'm a violist from Houston going into my sophomore year of college in NYC.  I'm pursuing an academic degree but study viola outside of my university and am seriously considering a MM from a conservatory after I graduate, so my teacher suggested that I look into the NYYS chamber music program since it might be more intensive than what I get out of my school.

For some general info, I was wondering if you could give me any background/comments on your experience in the chamber music program. Specifically I want to know about how much repertoire is done in a typical season, how rehearsals are done in , and if there are any other college students in the program (if any are in this community I'd love your input!). 

Thanks in advance!

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NY Times review

May. 23rd, 2006 | 06:39 am
posted by: bonjourfriend17 in nyys

Cpngratulations everyone!

May 23, 2006
Music Review | New York Youth Symphony
New York Youth Symphony Performs Mahler's Sixth at Carnegie Hall
Over 43 seasons, the New York Youth Symphony has taken on daunting repertory. But not many pieces — not Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, not even Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" — are as hard to bring off as Mahler's tumultuous Symphony No. 6 in A minor.

So all praise to this orchestra of players ranging in age from 12 to 22 (though most are high school students) for its accomplished performance of the Mahler Sixth in its final concert of the season on Sunday afternoon at Carnegie Hall. The conductor was Paul Haas, the orchestra's lanky and dynamic 35-year-old music director, who does not look much older than his players. All in all, this was an involving and brave account of Mahler's 85-minute score.

But first the orchestra gave the premiere of a work by Takuma Itoh, a young composer. By artistic policy the Youth Symphony presents a premiere by an emerging composer on every program. What major professional orchestra can match that commitment to new music?

The work here was the Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, composed last year by Mr. Itoh, who is about to receive his bachelor's degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. The soloists were the members of the adventurous Shanghai Quartet.

Just seconds after starting, Mr. Haas stopped the performance because a cellphone had gone off in the hall. The work's opening is slow, soft and mysterious: over a tremulous pedal tone, a series of rising sustained pitches slowly emerges, each note initiated by an urgent rhythmic figure. The astringent harmony of stacked-up sustained tones is meant to hover with quiet intensity, and the cellphone ruined the effect. To his credit, Mr. Haas waited for quiet, then began again.

The 12-minute concerto is written in one continuous movement with three distinct sections. After the deftly orchestrated slow introduction, the instruments of the string quartet enter one at a time with frenetic flourishes that shoot up the scale, which sets the restless first section in motion. In the slow central episode, Mr. Itoh shows an ear for writing thick, pungent chords bursting with notes. In its impressionistic colorings, the bracing concluding section sounds like updated Ravel, but in a brashly youthful and fresh way.

The Mahler work is both a four-movement symphony in the classical tradition and a volatile outpouring filled with evocations of pastoral scenes (complete with cowbells), the murky cosmos, distant churchly chorales and, by the end, pummeling strokes of fate. If some of the tragedy buried in this score eluded these young players, they certainly identified with the music's raging hormonal confusions.

For every fleeting moment of unpolished execution, there were whole passages of brassy exuberance — or visceral power, unerring ensemble or, in the wistful Andante, disarming tenderness. The musicians seemed to know this score intimately. And Mr. Haas conducted it from memory, winning enthusiastic applause from his hard-working players during a long ovation.

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