Piano/percussion ensemble to present recital Feb. 5

Thursday, January 23, 2014 Yarn Wire
by: Rene Abadie

YARN/WIRE TO PRESENT RECITAL – Yarn/Wire, a piano-percussion ensemble from New York, will present a free recital and master class at Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Members of the ensemble include, from left, Russell Greenberg, Ning Yu, Ian Antonio and Laura Barger.

HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present the New York-based ensemble Yarn/Wire at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The performance will take place in the Pottle Music Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Yarn/Wire is a quartet of two pianists and two percussionists based in New York City. Members of the quartet are Laura Barger and Ning Yu on piano, along with Russell Greenberg and Ian Antonio on percussion. Their instrumental compilation allows them the ability to flow effortlessly between classic and modern pieces. Since their founding in 2005, Yarn/Wire has been admired for the energy and precision they bring to their performances.

Yarn/Wire will be performing a blend of 20th and 21st century pieces befitting their unique instrumental combination. Two of the four works on the program – "Particle Fountain," which was composed by Southeastern Instructor of Music Philip Schuessler, and "Flywheel" by Daniel Koontz – were written specifically for Yarn/Wire. The other two works on the program are "Linea" by Luciano Berio and an arrangement of "Symphonic Dances" from the musical West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.

The group will also conduct a master class at 2 p.m. that day in the Pottle Music Auditorium. This event is also open to the public.

For more information, on this performance or the master class, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184. More information on the Yarn/Wire Ensemble can be found at the web site yarnwire.org.


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