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Free Concert of Percussion Music Feb. 8 at Catawba

January 29, 2015

Category: Events, Faculty, Music


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Connors and Zlotnick

Catawba College’s Community Music program offers a free concert featuring music faculty member, Peter Zlotnick, and musician Sean Connors performing works by Reich, Trevino, Hollinden, Lindroth, Ligeti, and Mayrose at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. This concert is the third in the Artist Series offered this academic year.

North Carolina-based Zlotnick is the principal timpanist of the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Salisbury Symphony Orchestras. In addition to being a founding member of Amphion, he has performed as a member of the Philidor Percussion Group and on varied new music programs in North Carolina. Peter serves as Percussion Instructor at the Music Center of Greensboro and Catawba College. He is also Education Manager for the Greensboro Symphony, and a member of the music faculty at North Carolina Governor's School West.

Connors, an engaging teacher and performer devoted to the highest quality of percussion performance and education, currently teaches percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has a keen interest in promoting and performing contemporary music. He has made appearances with several new music groups including eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Signal, Metropolis Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Volta Trio, Society for New Music, and Eastman’s Musica Nova led by Brad Lubman. He has worked with such renowned composers as John Adams, Tan Dun, John Luther Adams, Augusta Read Thomas, Sydney Hodkinson, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Jack Fortner, Chen Yi, Eric Whitacre, Alejandro Viñao, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, David Liptak, Robert Morris, Allan Schindler and Juan Trigos, and has collaborated with vocalists Tony Arnold and Jamie Jordan, violinist Oleh Krysa, violist John Graham, clarinetist Ken Grant, pianists Rita Sloan and Antoinette Perry, and percussion virtuosi Anders Åstrand, Bob Becker, Michael Burritt, Bill Cahn, and Steve Schick.

For additional information about offerings the Catawba Artist Series, contact Jacob Hahn at jahahn@catawba.edu or by phone at (336) 456-4017.