Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw- dropping virtuosity,” Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney seek to engage a wider audience for classical music.
This season Sandbox will collaborate with The Industry, an opera company in Los Angeles, for the world premiere of Galileo by Andy Akiho. Other highlights will include a performance of Gyorgy Ligeti’s Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel with mezzo-soprano Elspeth Davis at the Percussion Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN, and a second west coast tour including 11 performances from Seattle to Los Angeles. Sandbox Percussion endorses Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Vic Firth drumsticks and Remo drumheads.
Mezzo-soprano Elspeth Davis begins her 2017-18 season with a recital of works by Daniel Felsenfeld, including a world premiere with text by the composer Jason Robert Brown. Other highlights include an untitled new work by Kevin Clark on the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine in conjunction with Seattle’s The Sound Ensemble, as well as Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Canteloube’s Chant d’Auvergne with the Occasional Symphony in Baltimore.
As a recitalist, Elspeth will return to both the Concerts on the Slope and the Thrive Concert Series. Elspeth will also be singing the alto solo in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Baltimore with Two Cities, in conjunction with the Baroque ensemble S’amusant. This season, Elspeth will perform György Ligeti’s epic song cycle Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel with Sandbox Percussion at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.