NYU Percussion Ensemble

The NYU Percussion Ensemble, directed and conducted by Jonathan Haas, focuses its' repertoire on the seminal works of the 20/21st centuries. Although a relatively new art form, the percussion ensemble repertoire spans nearly 100 years. From the powerful works of iconoclast Edgar Varese to his modern day counterpart, Frank Zappa, to the cutting edge compositionalstyles of (NYU composition and Music Technology faculty) Morton Subtonick. Each year, the NYU Percussion Ensemble presents several unique performances, including CoMotion, a bringing together of percussion and physical theatre. Performances have included Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat, in collaboration with the Blessed Unrest Theatre Company, as well as Stockhausen's Teirkreis and Musik im Bauch, with the NYU Steinhardt Program in Dance Education.