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Saturday, October 28, 2017 At 7:30 pm

Emerald City Music: Artist Spotlight, percussionist Andy Akiho

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Brooklyn-based composer and percussionist Andy Akiho takes over the Emerald City Music stage to curate an exclusive evening of his own compositions alongside the works of other inspirational composers. Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Akiho’s commissions have premiered at the New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and more.

Akiho — Stop Speaking, for solo snare drum
Akiho — 21, for cello and steel pan
Pärt— Spiegel im Spiegel, for violin and piano
Akiho — Pillar IV, for percussion quartet
Akiho — Deciduous, for violin and steel pan
Golijov — Mariel, for cello and percussion
Akiho — NO one To kNOW one

Musicians visit from around the world, and include:

Andy Akiho, steel pan, percussion & composer: 2014-15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, recent commission with NY Philharmonic
Fay Wang, soprano: Yale graduate, winner of Ezra Laderman Prize and John Day Jackson Prize
Erika Dohi, piano: Member of RighteousGIRLS, Director of blueprints piano series
Eric Jacobs, clarinet: Member of Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Robin Peery, flute: former Principal Flute of Carmel Bach Festival; Seattle Symphony & Opera
Kristin Lee, violin: Emerald City Music Artistic Director, member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jeff Zeigler, cello: lauded new-music cellist, former member of Kronos Quartet, faculty at Mannes College
Sandbox Percussion (Ian Rosenbaum, Jonathan Allen, Terry Sweeney, Victor Caccese): Premiered 12 new works last season, hosts annual percussion seminar at NYU


Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:30 pm
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512 United States
Tickets: $40, $25
Student discounts available.

Price above does not include the $3 Washington Center facility fee.