Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin Percussion Institute Guest Concert: Percussion Group Cincinnati

Friday, June 21 at 8:00pm

Clonick Hall, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Lift Off (1966)     Russell Peck

Mbira Music, book I (1986)     Alonzo Alexander

More Dust (1976)     Herbert Brun

Two Cross-Border American Tunes     PGC
"La Desvelada"      traditional, Oaxaca, Mexico
"Summertime"      Gershwin, arr. Burge


Some of Living Room Music, with Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (1940/42)     John Cage

Allures (1979)     Eugene O’Brien

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy (1986)     collective, arr. PGC

Four Chilean Songs     arr. PGC

Percussion Group Cincinnati was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble in residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Percussion Group Cincinnati regularly appears as concerto soloists with symphony orchestras, and has presented their program Music From Scratch to numerous children across North America. The group is particularly respected for its knowledge of and experience with the entire range of the music of John Cage, having toured and appeared with him in festivals on a number of occasions in Europe and in America. Cage has also written music especially for the group. The group's work appears on various CDs, including their own ars moderno label and on Mode Records (John Luther Adams and John Cage). Percussion Group Cincinnati was inducted into the International Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Administrative, Conservatory of Music

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Percussion Group Cincinnati in concert

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Anna Hoffmann

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