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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Line Upon Line Percussion, an innovative trio formed in 2009, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Arts Center. It is the sixth concert of the 2012-13 Friends of Good Music season.
Based in Austin, Texas, Line Upon Line is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered eight new works for percussion with 13 additional works presently in the collaborative process.
The trio’s first CD was released in 2011 to great acclaim and the group recently premiered its award winning project, “seeing times are not hidden,” a site-specific work for custom chimes. Line Upon Line recently received the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2012 Award.
For one member of the trio, Matthew Teodori, the Quick Center performance marks a return to Western New York. Teodori received his bachelor’s degree from Houghton College and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Southern Tier Symphony. He received his Ph.D. and his master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and is an adjunct professor of percussion at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.
Rounding out the trio are Adam Bedell, an instructor of percussion at Texas Lutheran University, and Cullen Faulk, a freelance performer and teacher.
Bedell, who holds a master’s degree from The University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, has performed with the Austin, Midland, Mid-Texas and Westshore symphonies. Faulk has performed with various groups and artists including Tom Burritt, Michele Schumann and the Cage Percussion Players (directed by Thad Anderson). When not working with Line Upon Line, Cullen is a member of the light-hearted but dedicated pop-rock group The Gorgeous Hands, writing and recording original music.
The program will include works by composers Fredrick Andersson, Steven Snowden, Travis Weller and Iannis Xenakis.
Tickets are $20 at full price; $16 for subscribers, St. Bonaventure staff and senior citizens; and $5 for students.
For tickets and information, call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.
For this and all other performances, the museum galleries will open one hour before the start of the performance and remain open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public, year round. Visit The Quick Center at www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.
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