The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2016-17 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s long-running chamber music concert series produced in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh. Sights and Sounds on Sundays features the finest ensembles from throughout North Carolina, performing diverse programs that complement art in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Performances take place in the SECU Auditorium in the Museum’s East Building.
Sean Connors and Peter Zlotnick, the masterminds of Amphion Percussion, explore the repertoire of 20th-century composers such as George Crumb, György Ligeti, Morton Feldman, and Steve Reich on percussive instruments including marimba, vibraphone, drums, wood blocks, and even tuned glass bottles of water. They premiere works written for them by emerging composers as well as their own original compositions and improvisations, and occasionally work from transcriptions of the popular music of Radiohead, the Bad Plus, and Regina Spektor.
For their NCMA concert, Connors and Zlotnick draw from the work of Ligeti, Missy Mazzoli, and John Mayrose.