Composers Alliance Presents Iktus Percussion in Winter Solstice Celebration
By Patrick Keeffe, Photo by David Adamcyk
The Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) will present Iktus Percussion in Winter Solstice Celebration on Sunday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the William and Mollie Rogers Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.
Throughout history, cultures have attached great significance to the Winter Solstice — from the rebirth of sun gods to life-death-rebirth rituals. Come celebrate with LICA, Iktus and other performers in a high-spirited concert accompanied by intriguing imagery — celestial, mythical, mystical — projected onto the 60-foot Planetarium dome.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 plus) and students with ID, $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or make reservations by calling the Vanderbilt at 631-854-5579.
About Iktus Percussion
Based in New York City, Iktus Percussion is an ambitious, dynamic young ensemble committed to expanding the boundaries of the percussion genre. The group features an array of industrious and multi-talented percussionists with Chris Graham, Justin Wolf, Josh Perry, Piero Guimaraes, and Cory Bracken at the core. As a group with strong ties to the local artistic community, Iktus is dedicated to collaboration with emerging artists, and has commissioned more than 50 new works for percussion by noted composers.
With an exciting and diverse repertoire, Iktus has performed at such venues and festivals as the Bang on A Can Marathon, Galapagos Arts Space, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, Issue Project Room, Symphony Space, The Tank, and Trinity Church. Iktus has been appointed to several residencies including SUNY Purchase College, CUNY Brooklyn College, and at Stony Brook University. As performer-educators, Iktus also has hosted concerts and master classes in numerous public schools and universities. Visit iktuspercussion.com
About Long Island Composers Alliance
LICA is devoted to creating, promoting, presenting, recording and preserving the best original, contemporary music by composers living and working on Long Island. Visit licamusic.org.