The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, present:
balance | breath | harmony
balance | breath | harmony – whether in our artistic practice, personal relationships, or daily lives – these three words are an aspiration for how to live, and love. Tonight, works by female, Latino, and LGBTQ+ composers, as well as traditional music from Mexico and Zimbabwe, are presented as an attempt to balance the large body of contemporary percussion music by white, male composers we so often hear. The program begins, ends, and is supported in the middle with meditations, a chance for breath to sustain us in performing and reflecting on these works. And finally harmony, whether in life or music, is an aspiration to practice agreement and accord through empathy.
Works to be featured include:
The Single Stroke Roll Meditation – Pauline Oliveros
IV – Johanna Magdalena Beyer
Shared Space – Ivan Trevino
Dark Full Ride – Julia Wolfe
Settle – Sarah Hennies
Tribeca Sunflower – Julie Spencer
Medley of Zapateados – traditional, Mexico (arr. Laurence Kaptain)
Bangidza – traditional, Zimbabwe
This concert will be live streamed! Click here for link!