Friday Music Series: Josh Quillen and Kendall Williams, steel pan
Josh Quillen has forged a unique identity in the contemporary music world as all-around percussionist, expert steel drum performer (praised as “softly sophisticated” by the New York Times), and composer. A member of the acclaimed ensemble So Percussion since 2006, Josh has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Lincoln Center Festival, Stanford Lively Arts, and dozens of other venues in the United States. An avid educator, Josh is a performer-in-residence at Princeton University with So Percussion, co-director of the percussion program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and director of the New York University Steel Band. Composer and arranger Kendall Williams was born around the Trinidadian culture and adopted the country's national instrument, the steel pan. He received a Masters of Music Degree in Music Theory & Composition at NYU Steinhardt, where he also actively participated in the NYU Steel band under the leadership of Artist Faculty member Josh Quillen.
Program includes the following:
"Nuff Respect" by David Rudder, adapted from Andy Narell
“Azucar and Canela" by Professor David Molk
"Clavo" by Professor David Molk
"I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" by Jeff Moss, arr. J. Quillen
Comino and/or Sal by Professor David Molk
“Lullabye" (from Pandemonium) by Paul Lansky
After (late-night panyard remix) by Professor David Molk
"Pan in A Minor" by Aldwyn Roberts, arr. Williams/Quillen
The Georgetown University Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts at 1:15 p.m. on select Fridays.
McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
Friday, April 21 at 1:15pm
37th and O St., N.W., Washington