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Garry’s Tour Schedule

Garry Kvistad joined the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS in the Fall of 2002 when John Wyre, one of the group's original members, retired. He has been performing and recording with NEXUS co-founders Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger since joining Steve Reich & Musicians in 1980. Garry is one of 18 musicians to win a Grammy award for the 1998 recording of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians.

Upcoming Performances



High School Percussion Ensemble Festival
Hosted by Ohio State University Percussion Studio

Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Weigel Hall Auditorium (1866 College Road, Columbus OH)

Join us as we celebrate our 10th Festival featuring guest artists Garry Kvistad and Fernando Meza.
The program includes performances by Garry Kvistad (NEXUS) and Fernando Meza (University of Minnesota) joined by the Pendulum Duo (Susan Powell / Joseph Krygier) and The Ohio State University Percussion Ensemble.

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High School Percussion Ensemble Festival
Hosted by Ohio State University Percussion Studio

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Weigel Hall Auditorium (1866 College Road, Columbus OH)

Join us as we celebrate our 10th Festival featuring guest artists Garry Kvistad and Fernando Meza.
The closing concert includes selected high school ensembles and special performances by Honors Ensembles directly by guest artists Garry Kvistad and Fernando Meza.

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Garry performs with the Esopus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8pm

Quimby Theater (SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge NY)

Garry is the percussionist for the Esopus Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Madège Foofat. This performance will feature Drew Minter, countertenor.
- Handel: Overture from Giulio Cesare
- Handel: Four Arias and an Intermezzo
- Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète

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A Classical Celebration
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 8pm

Quimby Theater (SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge NY)
Esopus Chamber Orchestra

Garry is the percussionist for the Esopus Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Madège Foofat. This performance will feature Ani Aznavoorian on cello.
- Mozart: Symphony No. 31 'Paris'
- Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
- Joan Tower: Chamber Dance
- Prokofiev: Classical Symphony

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Meet the Chimemaker: Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes
Garry Kvistad earned a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.