Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tom Kolor showcases "Made in the U.S.A."

We at the Center are pleased to announce that UB faculty percussionist Tom Kolor will be treating us to a solo recital of contemporary pieces by American composers this week. His recital, titled “Made in the U.S.A.”, will be on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Lippes Concert Hall. Tom Kolor is a specialist in 20th and 21st century percussion music, is one of New York City’s most in demand chamber musicians, and is the Principal Percussionist with UB’s Slee Sinfonietta.

Tom Kolor performing J.T. Rinker's Frigate

As a soloist, Tom Kolor has given dozens of premieres by American composers such as Milton Babbitt, John Zorn, Wayne Peterson, Tania Leon, and Jerome Kitzke. He has recorded for Bridge, New World, Albany, Capstone, Innova, Wergo, Naxos, CRI, Koch, Tzadik, North/South Consonance, and Deutsche Grammophon labels. Tom Kolor is a member of the NYC-based percussion septet, Talujon Ensemble, whose concerts have been hailed by the New York Times as "frenzied explosions of percussion madness”. He also performs throughout the U.S. and Europe as a member of Manhattan Sinfonietta, Ensemble 21, Sospeso, American Modern Ensemble and Newband. In addition, he is a frequent guest of such ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York New Music Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Continuum, Da Capo Chamber Players, Group for Contemporary Music, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Tom was a featured performer last summer at the Sound Res Festival in Leche, Italy, where he gave the European premiere of Marimba Variations by Charles Wuorinen, a sophisticated 15 minute-long Marimba solo he commissioned from the composer. Tom will perform Wuorinen’s Marimba Variations during the first half of his faculty recital.

Details of the complete program and ticket information below:

Made in the U.S.A.
Tom Kolor, Percussion
Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 pm in Lippes Concert Hall

Elliot Carter: Three pieces for Four Kettledrums (19500-66)
Charles Wuorinen: Marimba Variations (2008-09)


Ralph Shapey: 2 for 1 (1988)
Ralph Shapey: Soli for Solo Percussion (1985)

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for UB faculty/staff/alumni, seniors, and non-UB students. All UB students with a valid ID receive complimentary tickets to all faculty recitals.

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