Celebrate nienteForte’s 10th season with a concert featuring the Portland Percussion Group at the Tulane University Dixon Concert Hall!
This concert will feature Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich, two world premiere performances of works composed by Stephen Montalvo and Mendel Lee, and more!
The Portland Percussion Group formed in 2011 to invigorate new music in the city and the greater Northwest, and since then has become a mainstay in the contemporary music space in Portland. To date, the PPG has worked with developing composers to create over 60 new works for percussion quartet and continues to look for ways to develop new sounds, explore new spaces, and engage new audiences.
The Portland Percussion Group also extends into educational outreach through involvement with young percussionists in our region and the creation of new educational opportunities for developing percussionists. The PPG frequently presents clinics and workshops at universities on the topic of chamber percussion repertoire and performance as well as maintaining an ongoing involvement with the Portland Summer Percussion Academy.