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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

Chamber Orchestra Concert at Maverick Concert HallChamber Orchestra Concert

Saturday, August 22nd - 6pm


Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Road, Woodstock NY 12498

This chamber concert features:

  • Maverick Chamber Players
  • Alexander Platt, conductor
  • Maria Todaro, soprano
  • Stephen Gosling, piano
  • Aurea Ensemble

The performance will include:

  • Benjamin Britten's Young Apollo
  • Henry Cowell's The Banshee, for solo piano
  • Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo (Original 1015 version)
  • Robert Starer's Song of Solitude, for solo cello
  • Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite

Please note early start time

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Drum Boogie Festival Sept 12, 2015Drum Boogie Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11am-8pm
(rain date Sept 13)

Andy Lee Field
Rock City Road, Woodstock NY

The Drum Boogie Festival is a FREE, one-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. The festival brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Rock, Classical, African, Balinese, Reggae, Steel Pan and more.

Folks who will be performing this year include Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, NYU Steel Band, Valerie Naranjo and the Big Takeover Reggae Band, to name a few.

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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.

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