So Percussion on Thursday, June 7 for the annual VIP Benefit (beginning at 6:30pm) and then “Night of Awesomeness” offering a lineup of incredible performers and performances, thanking you, our friends, fans, donors, supporters, for all that you do to support our mission of sharing amazing new works and collaborations with engaged listeners everywhere.
A “Night of Awesomeness” is a variety show of our favorite music and people. It has no consistent theme other than “awesomeness,” which is arbitrated by what we like. Some of the most fascinating people we’ve ever known and worked with have agreed to join us for this party, It ranges from hard-hitting contemporary classical music to toe-tappers and show stoppers.
The lineup includes Balún, with Angelica Negron, a collaborator we’ve known for awhile. Angelica will be writing a new work for So Percussion this summer. Balun grew out of the indie scene in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Grey Mcmurray is featured on our studio album “Where (we) Live.” His guitar mastery and sensitive composition makes him an enthralling figure in our scene. Damsel is a unique neo-folk duo whose songwriting style borrows from bluegrass, folk, contemporary classical, and many other influences.
Sandbox Percussion represents the next generation of frighteningly gifted chamber music groups, a wave that has followed our work. Dither Quartet is the ensemble-in-residence for this year’s So Percussion/New Music USA residency program. The programs share the kinship of “four-of-the-same” groups. They have worked with many of the same composers from the New York and Brooklyn scenes.