The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series and Twilight Music present an evening of brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys, on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm at West River Park in Brattleboro, VT.
Renowned percussionist Ayano Kataoka performs “Eternity,” an hour-long work for solo vibraphone by Vermont composer Stuart Saunders Smith. Kataoka is known for performances that involve the whole person and utilize both traditional and uncommon percussion instruments, along with spoken voice, singing, acting, and props, all of which feature in Smith’s distinctive music. Kataoka revels in the theatrical and improvisational aspects of Smith’s work as well as in his chromatic, atonal, and rhythmically complex musical language.
Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. She is currently Professor of Percussion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006. Kataoko has appeared in solo and group performances and has given masterclasses across the globe. She has performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, premiered compositions by George Crumb, Paul Lansky, Alejandro Viñao, James Wood, and Lukas Ligeti, and featured at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. A native of Japan, Kataoka began her marimba studies at age five and percussion at fifteen. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Tokyo University of the Arts, her Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory, and her Artist Diploma degree from Yale School of Music.
Tickets: $5, Free for BMAC members
Advanced tickets optional. Walk-ins welcome.
To purchase tickets in advance, call 802-257-0124 x101 or visit: https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/2023/05/18/ayano-kataoka-in-concert/