Over two nights, Schick takes listeners on a virtuoso tour of the birth and explosive growth of solo percussion music over the past 60 years—an evolution that has paralleled his own growth as an artist.
Right around the time of Steven Schick’s sixth birthday, Karlheinz Stockhausen put into print a new piece that would change Schick’s life, and that of percussionists around the world. With Zyklus, Stockhausen established the genre of solo percussion music. In this two-night special event, Schick plays pieces from throughout the genre's history, culminating in the world premiere performances of two new works commissioned for the occasion.
“Schick's evenness of touch and mastery of pacing make it hard to believe that one person is playing these absurdly complex interlocking timbral and rhythmic patterns, reminiscent of a one man gamelan orchestra.” - BBC Music Magazine
Jazz Miguel Zenón Quartet
Pop-Up Concerts Ekmeles
Early Music The Phoenix Rising Stile Antico
Composer Portraits Unsuk Chin Ensemble Signal
Rental Event A Salute to Rockette History II The Ziegfeld Society
Rental Event Dance and Music Festival Rachna Sarang Academy of Performing Arts
Rental Event The 30th Annual Harmony Sweepstakes
Special Events Special Exhibit: The Garden of Dreams Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Rental Event Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage Ancient Soundscapes Reborn