Troy Music Hall Hosts Free Pre-show Percussion Discussion

TROY, NEW YORK     Tuesday, November 14, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall hosts our free monthly Music @ Noon Concert Series, featuring the Ricochet Duo, playing piano and marimba.  Wednesday, November 15, we are bringing in the modern percussion ensemble Sō Percussion.

With two performances back to back featuring percussion instruments, we saw an opportunity!  The Music Hall, along with Green Room Artist Development, will host a Percussion Discussion.  This discussion takes place from 5:30-6:30 PM at Troy Kitchen (located within walking distance of the Music Hall, on 77 Congress Street in downtown Troy), before the Sō Percussion performance on Wednesday, November 15.

This panel discussion is targeted toward the young professional, pre-professional, young player, the hobbyist, anyone thinking about approaching music more professionally, or anyone who may be curious to learn more.  The focus is on what it takes to be a professional percussionist in today’s world, and what a musician needs to have in their “portfolio” in the way of knowledge, skills, and ability.

This panel discussion is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend.  (Tickets to the Sō Percussion performance that evening will be available at the Music Hall Box Office before the show.  Student tickets are available for just $10.)

Pre-show Percussion Discussion Panel Members:
– Jane Boxall, Ricochet Duo marimbist, percussionist, clinician, educator
– Cliff Brucker, drummer-percussionist, pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger and educator.
– Rose Chancler, Ricochet Duo pianist, collaborative artist, concert presenter, educator
– Brian Melick, drummer, multi-hand percussionist, educator
– A member from SŌ Percussion, tbd –

 The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is located at 32 Second Street in downtown Troy.  More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available on the website at   The Hall has hosted performances by legions of world-renowned artists, from legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Isaac Stern, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Vladimir Horowitz, to the best on today’s contemporary music scene, including Joshua Bell, Andrew Bird, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine and many others.

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