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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



Steve Reich and Philip Glass together at Brooklyn Academy of MusicThe Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
Tuesday, September 9, Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Academy of Music - Howard Gilman Opera House (in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY)
Garry Kvistad - performing as a member Steve Reich and Musicians.

For Steve Reich, it was “music as gradual process.” For Philip Glass, it was “music with repetitive structures.” For everyone else, it was minimalism, and no two American composers have been as crucial to the style’s development as these two Promethean figures with rich histories at BAM and on Nonesuch Records. Yet despite their musical affinities, Glass and Reich have pursued notably different career paths and—remarkably—haven’t shared the stage in over 30 years. Now, for the first time in over 30 years, they reunite, joining their respective ensembles, as well as Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Synergy Vocals, and others for a three-program retrospective of their inestimable collective legacy.

Part of Next Wave Festival and Nonesuch Records at BAM

September 9

  • Four Organs by Steve Reich
    Performed by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres
  • the CIVIL warS: “Cologne” excerpt 
by Philips Glass
    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Music in Twelve Parts: Parts 1 & 2 by Philip Glass
    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Akhnaten: Act 1, Scene 1, “Funeral of Amenhotep III”
 By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble


  • Music for 18 Musicians
 By Steve Reich
    
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians

September 10

  • Four Organs
 By Steve Reich
    Performed by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, and percussionist Dave Cossin
  • Drumming 
By Steve Reich

    Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians
  • Music in Similar Motion 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble with Steve Reich
  • 

In the Upper Room: Dance IX By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble
  • Einstein on the Beach: Act 4, Scene 1, "Building"
 By Philip Glass
    
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 

Powaqqatsi: “Mosque and Temple” 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble


  • Koyaanisqatsi: “The Grid” 
By Philip Glass
    
Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble


  • The Photographer: Act III 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

September 11

  • Clapping Music 
By Steve Reich

    Performed by Steve Reich and TBD


  • WTC 9/11 
By Steve Reich

    Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians


  • Sextet 
By Steve Reich

    Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians
  • Music in Similar Motion 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble with Steve Reich


  • Glassworks: “Floe,” “Façades,” and “Rubric” 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble


  • Symphony No. 1 "Low": II, “Some Are” 
By Philip Glass

    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble


  • Einstein on the Beach: Act 4, Scene 3, “Spaceship” 
By Philip Glass
    Performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble

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Alan Abel, former Associate Principal Percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra The Alan Abel 85th Birthday Concert
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3pm
The Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA)
NEXUS

Alan Abel, former Associate Principal Percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, retired in 1997 after 38 years of service. He continues to perform as a substitute or as an extra percussionist.

The Alan Abel 85th Birthday Concert will feature NEXUS Percussion Ensemble and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra: Don Liuzzi, Angela Zator Nelson, Anthony Orlando and Christopher Daviney on percussion, Hirono Oka and Lisa-Beth Lambert on violin, Che-Hung Chen on viola and Yumi Kendall on cello.

They will be performing:

  • Grand Duo - Maurice Wright
  • Water Lilies - Bob Becker (World Premier)
  • Scherzo - Nick Rissman
  • Cadence - Russell Hartenberger
  • Prelude No. 1: Praise the Voice - Bob Becker
  • Mudra - Bob Becker
  • Octet - Maurice Wright.

This concert is part of the Sunday Series, Musical Fund Society Series, Philadelphia Connections Series and Irvin Borowsky & Laurie Wagman Century Series.

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Garry Kvistad Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes

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.