Mantra Percussion (US)
Saturday, April 8, 2017; 8PM
Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) [Map]
Tickets $35 general/$15 students (includes taxes and venue surcharges)
Tickets are also available by calling 1.800.838.3006
After wowing Vancouver audiences with their performance of Michael Gordon’s Timber in 2013, VNM is excited to welcome back Mantra Percussion. Committed to honoring the deep past and expanding the far-flung future of percussion music, Mantra brings to life works for percussion by living composers. The ensemble returns to Vancouver with a program that includes three brand new pieces written specially for Mantra: Mantra Groove by Canadian composer Paul Dolden*, Moment of Inertia by New York-based composer Tristan Perich, and A Great Many by Aaron Siegel, alongside Leslie Flanigan’s Hedera.
“finely polished…a fresh source of energy” – The New York Times
Leslie Flanigan Hedera § 20′
Tristan Perich Moment of Inertia § 25′
Paul Dolden Mantra Groove* 16′
Aaron Siegel A Great Many ª 30′
§ Canadian Premiere.
* World Premiere; commissioned by Vancouver New Music.
ª Canadian Premiere; commissioned by Chamber Music America.