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Michael Gordon/Britt Festival premiere @ Crater Lake for National Parks 100th Anniversary

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July 29-30 & August 20, 2016
Crater Lake, Oregon (July 29-30)
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Oregon (August 20)

On July 29 and 30, Britt will celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake when members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams perform at the national park. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the lake as the setting. The musicians will perform a world premiere composition by New York-based composer Michael Gordon, commissioned by Britt and inspired by Crater Lake. Gordon has visited Crater Lake throughout the past year, to draw on the park for inspiration for his composition.

Joining the Britt Orchestra will be 10 percussionists I am coordinating from the SOU Percussion Ensemble.

We will also perform the work at the Britt Festival Pavilion on August 20. Left Edge Percussion will open the show at 6:45!

Visit Britt’s site here for more information.

Caballito Negro at National Flute Association National Conference – San Diego

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Thursday, August 11, 2:30pm
National Flute Association National Conference
Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, California

Caballito Negro are delighted to share excerpts of their Songlines program with flutists at the National Flute Association National Convention in San Diego. They will be performing This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino, and their own composition That Which Colors the Soul. Caballito Negro gratefully acknowledges Yamaha’s donation of a marimba for this concert.

Flamenco Pacifico @ Oregon Country Fair

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July 9, 3:30pm
Gypsy Caravan Stage – Oregon Country Fair
Venita, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will perform a fiery set of flamenco music and dance on the Gypsy Caravan Stage at the notorious Oregon Country Fair! Free admission with fair admission.

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Flamenco Pacifico @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

Flamenco Pacifico
June 9 & 12, 2016, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will present 2 performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show. Featuring an all-star lineup of flamenco performers including:

  • Berto Boyd – guitar (Corvallis)
  • Grant Ruiz – guitar and vocals (Ashland)
  • Elena Villa – dance (Portland)
  • Terry Longshore – percussion (Ashland)

All performances are free. Check back for classes in flamenco guitar and dance that will also take place this week.

Thursday, June 9 & Sunday, June 12 – 6:45-7:30pm
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

Steve Reich’s “Drumming” Mini-Tour

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The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will present an Ashland mini-tour of Steve Reich’s epic minimalist masterpiece, Drumming, at the following dates and locations:

Thursday, May 26, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

Saturday, June 4, 6pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park Bandshell
More info here

Wednesday, June 8, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show
(note this will be a slightly shortened version)
More info coming soon

Rhett Bender Faculty Recital

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Friday, May 27, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

I will join my colleague, Rhett Bender, on a faculty recital at SOU. Also featured will be our colleague, Alexander Tutunov, on piano. Check back for updates on repertoire.

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SOAR 2016

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Tuesday, May 17, 2:00pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University – Britt Hall Lawn

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will premiere Colin Malloy’s Cascade at the Southern Oregon Arts & Research (SOAR) Conference 2016. Cascade is a piece for 3-channel audio and percussion ensemble, and was partially funded by a grant from the Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This eco-percussion work features field recordings from the monument and photographic musical scores created by Colin Malloy. The performance is free.

@ Percussion Podcast Interview

Sunday, May 15, 4pm EST

I am honored to have been invited by Casey Cangelosi to be a guest on his @ Percussion podcast co-hosted with Megan Arns, Laurel Black, and Benjamin Charles. It will be broadcast live and archived on the @ Percussion YouTube Channel, or can be listened to on the @ Percussion BlogSpot page.

Oregon Fringe Festival 2016

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Selection from Ashland, Oregon by Bryan Jeffs

May 9-14, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Fringe Festival 2016

I will be participating in 3 performances featuring 2 world premieres at the Oregon Fringe Festival 2016, a festival curated by students at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. The theme is “The New New” and emphasizes exploring new realities through artistic experiences.

Monday, May 9, 3:30pm
Schneider Museum of Art
Premiere of Bryan JeffsAshland, Oregon, commissioned by and performed with Adam Lion. Ashland, Oregon is a graphic score based on maps of iconic Southern Oregon locations.

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm
Southern Oregon University Campus – Stevenson Union Rock Circle

Performance of Erik Griswold’s Strings Attached by Left Edge Percussion.

Friday, May 13, 11:00am
Southern Oregon University Campus – Lawn between Britt Hall and SOU Bookstore

Premiere of Bryan JeffsCollective Resonance, for singing bowls and audience participation. Commissioned by the Oregon Fringe Festival.

Saturday, May 14, 6:30-9:00pm – ** Note Time & Location Change Due to Weather **
SOU Art Building and Meese Auditorium

Left Edge Percussion performs world premiere of Joseph Howe’s Shake it up! and Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe John5, as well as Erik Griswold’s In The Dream and Steve Reich’s Drumming Part 1 with sound-activated lighting designed by David Bithell and students.

Left Edge Percussion Oregon Tour

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May 4-7, 2016
Oregon

Left Edge Percussion will be on a short tour in Oregon from May 4-7. The students are all helping to plan and manage the tour which will include live music venues and educational outreach presentations at high schools. Check back for developing venue information:

Wednesday, May 4
Roseburg, Oregon
Roseburg High School

Thursday, May 5
Springfield, Oregon
Thurston High School

Friday, May 6
Sherwood, Oregon
Sherwood High School

Friday, May 6, 8:00 PM
Portland, Oregon
Hipbone Studio
A high-energy, mesmerizing full concert – free admission!

Repertoire for all performances will be drawn from:

  • Mark Applebaum – Catfish
  • John Cage – Third Construction
  • Joseph Howe – Shake It Up!
  • Thierry de Mey – Table Music
  • Erik Griswold – Strings Attached
  • Steve Reich – Drumming Part 1
  • Steve Reich – Music for Pieces of Wood
  • Steve Reich – Nagoya Marimbas
  • Aurél Holló – José / beFORe JOHN5
  • David Lang – the so-called laws of nature, part 3

Washington PAS Day of Percussion

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Sunday, April 24
Seattle, Washington
Washington Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
I’m looking forward to performing and giving a clinic/master class at the Washington PAS Day of Percussion! I am especially excited to give the premiere performance of Erik Griswold‘s Twos and Threes for solo prepared vibraphone. Erik and I started working on the piece in August while I was in Australia and it was completed in November. We just worked on it together in Ashland in January and it is so cool! I can’t wait to play it!
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A huge thanks to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, and Black Swamp for supporting my appearance, and to Melanie Voytovich and Larry Chamberlain of Yamaha.

Check back here for more information on the program, etc.

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Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for the fourth annual Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival, directed by Evan Daggett. I will give a clinic and performances will start at 7pm and feature the Grants Pass High School and Middle School Percussion Ensembles, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, and Left Edge Percussion. More info to come – check back!

Britt Arts & Music Festival presents Caballito Negro Residency and Concert

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April 11-14, 2016
Ashland & Medford, Oregon

Monday, April 11
Caballito Negro leads 2 workshops in schools in Southern Oregon.
Morning session TBA
2:30pm St. Mary’s School – Medford, Oregon

Thursday, April 14, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Caballito Negro presents its geo-poetic, multi-media tour program, Songlines, at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art.

Limited admission available. For reservations, email education@brittfest.org or call the Britt Education line at 541-690-3852.

Visit the Caballito Negro website also for more info.

Third Coast Percussion at SOU


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

I am excited to co-present Chicago’s wonderful percussion quartet, Third Coast Percussion. Co-presented by Britt Festivals Education and Engagement, Third Coast will visit schools in Southern Oregon and present a master class and concert at SOU.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Formed in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has developed an international reputation with concerts and recordings of inspiring energy and subtle nuance.

These “hard-grooving” musicians (New York Times) have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium, and more. The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

Master Class @ SOU – 1:30-3:30pm – Music Recital Hall

Concert “Points of Contact” @ SOU – 7:3pm – Music Recital Hall

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Northwest Percussion Festival

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Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 2016
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles will perform at the 31st annual Northwest Percussion Festival, hosted at the University of Oregon by Pius Cheung and Sean Wagoner. The event will feature ensembles from throughout the Northwest, guest artist Victor Mendoza, and performances by the directors. Our performances will be as follows:

Saturday, April 2, 8pm
NWPF Directors Recital
Caballito Negro will perform Ivan Trevino’s This Is Like Jazz! for contrabass flute, marimba, and spoken word
Bryan Jeffs will perform

Sunday, April 3, 2pm
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles directed by Bryan Jeffs perform:
David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature, part 2
Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmica No. 5 and No. 6
Owen Clayton Condon’s Fractalia
Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe JOHN5
Austin Wrinkle’s Wart Hog #3
Bryan Jeffs’ The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog, featuring Tessa Brinckman, piccolo
Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, arr. Bryan Jeffs

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Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles Concert

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles will present a concert of works prepared by Bryan Jeffs, Vanessa Tomlinson, and Erik Griswold during my Winter 2016 sabbatical. The concert will feature the following works:

Fractalia – Owen Condon
In the Dream – Erik Griswold
José / beFORe JOHN5 – Aurél Hollo
Patter – Robert Honstein
Midnight by the Rogue – Bryan Jeffs (Premiere)
Ritmicas 5 & 6 – Amadeo Roldán
Static – Vanessa Tomlinson
Wart Hog #3 – Austin Wrinkle
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk (arr. Bryan Jeffs)

University of Arizona Distant Drumming Master Class

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Friday, March 11, 11am
Tuscon, Arizona
University of Arizona Percussion Studio

I’m honored to have been invited by Dr. Norman Weinberg to give a master class as part of his innovative “Distant Drumming” series at the University of Arizona. Through Skype, I will work with students there and coach them on pieces they are performing. Thanks to Zildjian and Vic Firth who co-sponsor this series!

Songlines – Caballito Negro Pacific Northwest Tour

Caballito Negro posterFebruary 17-29, 2016

Pacific Northwest

Caballito Negro will be touring its geo-poetic program, “Songlines”, with performances, workshops and masterclasses in Oregon and Washington.

Dates:

Arts Midwest Tour – “Caravanserai: American Voices”

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Grand Forks, North Dakota;  Fergus Falls, Minnesota; & Traverse City, Michigan

Caballito Negro has been invited to join master musician Ronnie Malley on the upcoming Caravanserai: American Voices Tour, sponsored by Arts Midwest and funded by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

After a third rehearsal phase in Chicago January 15-16, the trio begins a three week residency tour on January 17, ending February 6, 2016 in collaboration with Zeshan Bagewadi and three other fabulous musicians – Tyler Berg, drums; Alec Lehrman, guitar; and Garrett McGinn, bass. The musical ensembles will collaborate also as a septet, performing original and traditional global-fusion music, with Ronnie Malley performing on oud, guitar, vocals; Tessa Brinckman on flute, keyboards, vocals; and Terry Longshore on tabla, cajón, dumbek, bendir, Handsonic, and vocals.

Residencies are as follows (click on each for more info):

Grand Forks Saturday, January 23 at 7PM at Red River High School

Fergus Falls, MNSaturday, January 30 at 7:30 PM at Fergus Falls Center for the Arts Midwest

Traverse City, MISaturday, February 6 at 8:00 PM at Dennos Museum Center

Flamenco Concert – Ian Scionti

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Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7pm
Talent, Oregon
Paschal Winery

Click here to buy tickets

Ian Scionti, an Ashland-born musician, will be returning to give a flamenco guitar concert at Paschal Winery accompanied by Terry Longshore, Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University. They will be performing material from Scionti’s debut album Campo Abierto, released in summer 2015 by the Spanish jazz label Blue Asteroid Records. Scionti’s music mixes elements of jazz with traditional flamenco styles, constantly exploring the aesthetic union between the two and blending innovative arrangements with improvisation. After studying jazz guitar in SF and NYC, Scionti moved to Seville, Spain where he has lived for over a decade, performing both locally and across Europe with different projects ranging from flamenco-jazz to fado, manouche and choro. Longshore, a percussionist specializing in contemporary music and flamenco, is an active performer, composer, and educator. He has studied and performed on five continents, including performances this year in Australia and Montreal.

Click here to visit Ian’s website

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SOU Percussion Ensembles present “All the World’s a Drum”

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Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, under the direction of Terry Longshore, present “All the World’s a Drum”, an evening of theatrical percussion music.

Featured works:

  • The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog – Bryan Jeffs (world premiere), featuring Tessa Brinckman, flutist, as the Shady Lady
  • Strings Attached – Erik Griswold
  • the so-called laws of nature (part 2) – David Lang
  • Rrrrrr… – Mauricio Kagel
  • Three Movements for Recital Hall – Bryan Jeffs (world premiere)
  • Third Construction – John Cage
    and more to come….

Concert with Percussion Solutions

joe:tylerWednesday, October 28, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall – Oregon Center for the Arts

Back from a recent tour in Brazil, percussion duo Percussion Solutions (Tyler Willoughby and Joseph Howe) will present a concert on October 28th at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. They will perform works by Mark Applebaum, Tomasz Golinski, Ivan Trevino, and a world premiere of “Whiskey Variations” for percussion duo and narrator by Southern Oregon University’s own Bryan Jeffs. Special guests will be Bryan Jeffs and Terry Longshore. Admission is free.

Southern Oregon University Percussion Studio – Marimba Recital at Mountain Meadows

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Thursday, October 22, 4:00pm
Ashland, Oregon
Mountain Meadows Community

Members of the Southern Oregon University Percussion Studio will present a recital of marimba music at the Mountain Meadows Retirement Community. Repertoire will include:

  • Luminosity – Tomasz Golinsky
  • Der Wanderer – Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
  • Homage to KJ – Gene Koshinski
  • Time – Minoru Miki
  • Rhythm Song – Paul Smadbeck
  • Reflections on the Nature of Water – Jacob Druckman
  • Rosebush – Brett E.E. Paschal
  • In a Landscape – John Cage
  • 2+1 – Ivan Trevino

Caballito Negro @ Festival of New American Music – Sacramento, CA

caballito negroNovember 6-7, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Festival of New American Music

Caballito Negro will be in Residence at the Festival of New American Music, held at the School of Music at Sacramento State University – my alma mater! I’m excited to perform there and visit the school!

We will give an in-class performance at Sac State on Friday morning, November 6 and a percussion workshop with Dan Kennedy and his students at noon. Thanks Dan and to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for sponsoring my workshop there!

The Opening Gala performance in the CSUS Music Recital Hall on Friday, November 6, 2015 will feature Caballito Negro’s performances of:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • “Ububele” from Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino (world premiere)

A full concert by Caballito Negro will be presented the following night (Saturday, November 7, at 8pm and will feature the following:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • Braided River Nights – Howard Hersh
  • Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • The Metaphysics of Notation – Mark Applebaum
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino
  • That Which Colors the Soul – Tessa Brinckman & Terry Longshore (world premiere)

Percussive Arts Society International Convention – San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio, TX
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)

I will be adjudicating the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition 2015 – looking forward to hearing some fantastic performances!

I will also be working with the New Music & Research Committee – great work that I enjoy every year!

Congratulations to one current and two former students of mine who will be presenting and/or performing at PASIC this year:

  • Jordan Curcuruto – 2015 PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble
  • Colin Malloy – Focus Day Performance of Thierry De Mey’s Silence Must Be
  • Joseph Perez – Lecture Presentation: “Creating Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint: Artistic Arranging, Editing and Mixing using Logic Pro”
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show – Dúo Flamenco, Berto Boyd, & Elena Villa

Friday, October 2, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

elena-villaA fiery night of flamenco music and dance featuring Ashland’s Dúo Flamenco (Grant Ruiz, guitar & vocals; Terry Longshore, percussion & vocals), Corvallis-based guitarist Berto Boyd, and Portland-based dancer Elena Villa.

 

duo-flamencoTraditional and modern flamenco will be featured in this dynamic program. Free

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Lunacy Theatre Festival – “Truck Dog”

DonlonTuesday, September 29 & October 1, 8pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lunacy Theatre Festival – Southern Oregon University

As part of the second annual Lunacy Theatre Festival, I will be creating music for James Donlon‘s one-man show, Truck Dog. I am thrilled to be working with James again, a celebrated master teacher and performer whose talents include movement, mime, and clowning. This show promises to be an adventure!

Buy Tickets Here

Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium – “Penumbra” with David Bithell

penumbraSaturday, September 19, 7:30pm
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium

Selected to be presented at the Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium, Penumbra is an interdisciplinary composition for solo percussionist/performer, interactive video projections, and electronic music created by David Bithell and Terry Longshore. With visual inspiration drawn from traditional and contemporary shadow play practices combined with the iconography of percussion performance, Penumbra focuses on the human form situated in a technologically saturated atmosphere. Penumbra explores the gestural implications of percussion performance, as well as the audience’s expectations about how physical gestures and percussion manifest in sound and image.

Master Class @ Australian National Academy of Music – Melbourne

Saturday, August 29, 3:30pm
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Master Class with the Percussion Studio of the Australian National Academy of Music

A huge thanks to Peter Neville of ANAM for inviting me to present a master class while in Australia. Looking forward to hearing the students play and visiting Melbourne!

New Music of the Pacific Rim – Brisbane, Australia

erik-terry-vanessaWednesday, August 26, 6pm
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Clocked Out presents New Music of the Pacific Rim

As part of my 2-week residency at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, I will perform with Clocked Out – my dear friends Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson! We will perform music by Erik, Clocked Out, John Cage, and two of my own compositions – including the world premiere of Kangaroopak Sardha, a piece I composed for Vanessa’s students at QCGU.

Special thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission, which supported my residency with a Career Opportunity Grant. Also to QCGU and Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for supporting my master classes there!

“Clocked Out duo teams up with a very special international guest – Oregon percussionist Terry Longshore, to present new compositions and collaborations. Terry Longshore, Percussion: Clocked Out Duo – Erik Griswold, prepared piano, Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion.”