The UMass Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ayano Kataoka, performs in the Museum’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery.
Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she regularly presents music of diverse genres and mediums. A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Viñao. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, a three-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008.
ADMISSION: Free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, $5 for all others