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Sō Percussion Announces Free Summer Concert Series

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Sō Percussion, an American quartet that hosts a summer institute in Princeton each year, has announced the dates and venues for the 2016 Sō Percussion Summer Institute concert series.

The summer institute, which attracts people from around the world, is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age
percussionists and composers. About 40 people will be participating this year.

The group, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at Princeton University, will be celebrating 15 years
of new works for percussion quartets. Many of the works were developed on the Princeton campus by Sō in partnership with the composition faculty of the Princeton University Department of Music.

The following concerts are free and open to the public:

Sunday July 10, 7 p.m.
Sō Percussion Opening Concert
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center – 185 Nassau St.
Music for Wood and Strings – Bryce Dessner

Tuesday July 12, 8 p.m.
Duomo Concert
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center – 185 Nassau St.
Three Poems for Two Percussionists – Nathan Jones
Songs from the Infinite Plane – Brett Dietz
Double Brim – Quinn Collins
Settle – Sarah Hennies
Glow – Dave Molk

Thursday July 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sō Summer Institute at Small World Coffee (Witherspoon)
Works by student composers

Sunday July 17, 8 p.m.
Princeton Composers Concert
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center – 185 Nassau St.
Works by Princeton graduate students, all world premieres

Monday July 18, 7 p.m.
Sō Summer Institute at the Princeton Public Library
In C – Terry Riley

Tuesday July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sō Summer Institute outdoors at Hinds Plaza
Program TBD

Thursday July 21, 1 p.m.
SōSI at the Princeton Record Exchange
Program TBD

Friday July 22, 8 p.m.
Sō Percussion – Open Composer Readings
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center – 185 Nassau St.
Readings by Sō Percussion of new works by student composers

Saturday July 23, 7 p.m.
Summer Institute Closing Concert
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center – 185 Nassau St.
The so-called laws of nature, part 2 – David Lang
Threads (excerpt) – Paul Lansky
It is Time (excerpt) – Steve Mackey
Neither Anvil nor Pulley (excerpt) – Dan Trueman
Mallet Quartet – Steve Reich
Music for Wood and Strings – Bryce Dessner

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