The Bob Cole Conservatory Presents Solo Percussionist, Steven Schick

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steve-schickThe Bob Cole Conservatory proudly presents Solo Percussionist Steven Schick in a concert on May 19, 2009 at 8:00pm at the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall at California State University, Long Beach. Considered one of the finest artists in solo percussion, Steven Schick has premiered over 100 compositions and commissions, working with modern composers Roger Reynolds, John Luther Adams, Brian Ferneyhough and many others. A key member of the Bang on a Can All Stars, Steven has continued to spread the voice of percussion music to listeners over the globe.

Steven Schick will be presenting the following solo percussion works:

  • Wendell’s History (for Steve) Part 1 (2007) – Gustavo Aguilar 
  • Rebonds (1989) – Iannis Xenakis
  • Bone Alphabet (1992) – Brian Ferneyhough
  • Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (1982) – Alvin Lucier
  • Toucher (1972) – Vinko Globokar
  • “…having never written a note for percussion” (1972) – James Tenney
  • Psappha (1975) – Iannis Xenakis
  • Wendell’s History (for Steve) Part 2 (2007) – Gustavo Aguilar

Tickets are available at the door and by calling the College of the Arts Ticket Office at 562-985-7000. Tickets prices are $10 General Admission / $7 Student & Seniors.

Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. For the past thirty years he has championed contemporary percussion music as a performer and teacher. He studied at the University of Iowa and received the Soloists Diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He has commissioned and premiered more than one hundred new works for percussion and has performed these pieces in major concert series such as Lincoln Center’s Great Performers and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella concerts as well as in international festivals including Warsaw Autumn, the BBC Proms, the Jerusalem Festival, the Holland Festival, the Stockholm International Percussion Event and the Budapest Spring Festival among many others. He has recorded many of those works for SONY Classical, Wergo, Point, CRI, Neuma and Cantaloupe Records. He has been regular guest lecturer at the Rotterdam Conservatory, and the Royal College of Music in London.

Schick is Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego and Lecturer in Percussion at the Manhattan School of Music. Schick was the percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars of New York City from 1992-2002. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Artistic Director of the Centre International de Percussion de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. Steven Schick is the founder and Artistic Director of the percussion group, “red fish blue fish.”

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