Percussion to prevail at Bates


LEWISTON – The New York-based percussion trio TimeTable will perform at Bates College at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Trio members Matthew Gold, Joseph Tompkins and Matt Ward use a broad array of instruments and innovative techniques to demonstrate the flexibility and expressiveness of percussion music.

With Hiroya Miura, director of the Bates College Orchestra and composer of two works on the evening program, TimeTable also gives a lecture-demonstration in the concert hall at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Both events are open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 786-6135.

TimeTable concentrates on music by contemporary and emerging composers. In addition to the pieces composed for the trio by Miura, which will receive their Maine premieres on this program, the trio will play music by Sebastian Armoza and Wolfgang Rihm.

Founded in 1999, TimeTable is dedicated to the development of new music for percussion and to promoting music’s active role in public life and education.

Besides conducting duties, Miura teaches composition and music theory at Bates.