Fringe Percussion’s Tour de Force is an engaging programme of masterworks, world music, and new music. It includes compositions by John Wyre and Steve Reich that demonstrate the percussion ensemble’s powerful voice for musical expression, global-influenced music by Gael Chabot-Leclerc and Ken Shorley, and a vibrant new work by Greg Samek.
For audiences new to the percussion ensemble, this is an accessible and compelling program. Internationally-recognized repertoire provides a familiar musical portrait, global music highlights the myriad traditions for which percussion is known, and newer music by the ensemble’s members adds charm and excitement.
This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.
Concert: Starts at 3:00pm
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Fringe Percussion is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music that bridges Western and non-Western repertories. It strives to strengthen the voices of local composers and global musics through innovative programming, artistic collaboration, and unfailing dedication to musical excellence. Since its establishment in 2006, Fringe Percussion has earned an enviable reputation. It has appeared as soloists with symphony orchestras, performed at numerous festivals of new music and world music, and collaborated with some of the percussion world’s finest artists, including Bob Becker, Aiyun Huang, Beverley Johnston, and Terry Longshore.
Committed to leading upcoming generations of percussionists, Fringe Percussion has played a central role in the development of Vancouver’s Day of Percussion, and has appeared in all five of these annual events stretching back to 2014. Champions of new music and collaborators in its creation, the ensemble has also contributed to innovative projects funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
The ensemble’s most recent project was an acclaimed concert of new music for percussion quartet and six dancers as part of the Cambridge Music Conference. The conference’s “Migration versus Multiculturalism” theme enabled Fringe Percussion to explore the converging migrations of refugees, economic migrants, those escaping injustice, and those seeking spiritual freedom. Composers Owen Underhill (Canada), Peter Nelson (UK), Nigel Osborne (UK), and choreographer Henry Daniel (Canada) drew upon the expressive traditions of various world cultures to portray these struggles, and Fringe Percussion’s diverse communicative capabilities animated them. The result was a sensitive and vibrant performance that reflected the conflict and fragmentation experienced by displaced peoples inside and outside Canada.