August 21, 2019

Works by Wolfe, Treuting At So Percussion Concert

HEAR THE BEAT: On Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m., Sō Percussion gives a free concert at Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are free but reservations are required.

The percussion ensemble Sō Percussion presents a free (ticketed) concert on Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

One of two free concerts that the Princeton University Department of Music’s Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence present annually, and the first concert in the Department of Music’s 2019/20 public programming, this performance features an unusual program with works by Pulitzer prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe and the ensemble’s own Jason Treuting.

Wolfe’s Forbidden Love, co-commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, is written for the instruments of a string quartet to be performed percussively. Treuting’s Amid the Noise is a communal music-making project that will be presented alongside guest Princeton University student artists. Both works highlight the range of percussion instruments, and the genre-defying trajectory of music written for these instruments.

Free tickets are required, and will be released on Friday, September 6, at 10 a.m. online and in person during box office hours at the Frist Campus Center and Lewis Arts complex box offices. Remaining tickets will be available one hour before the concert at the venue.

Sō Percussion’s second free concert of the season, taking place on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, will feature guest artist and Pulitzer prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. For more information, visit