Feminine Fusion

Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2018: Sticks and Stones

Percussionist Lisa Pegher

Percussionist Lisa Pegher

“Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.”  – Evelyn Glennie


A singer always has their instrument with them.  A cellist, a flutist, they carry a bit more – one, or perhaps several, instruments, music, music stand, and accessories like rosin, or cleaning cloths.  But a percussionist – well, let’s just say, most of them drive a van.  Drums, sticks, shakers, woodblocks, marimbas, vibraphones, stands for their music and all of their instruments.  Not to mention the unusual instruments they are asked to play – water gongs, rainsticks, flower pots, brake drums, sticks and stones.  The women on today’s program have had to master them all.



Sticks and Stones

Evelyn Glennie:  A Little Prayer
Evelyn Glennie, marimba
“Evelyn Glennie – Rhythm Song”
RCA 602422

Nick Rissman:  McCoy’s Mountain
Philadelphia Percussion Project
“Movement In Time”
Equilibrium 105

Roberto Rodriguez & Susie Ibarra:  The Ancients
Electric Kulintang

Behn Gillece:  Beija-Flor
Gwendolyn Dease, marimba
Origin Classical 33020

David Stock:  Percussion Concerto
Lisa Pegher, percussion
Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Gil Rose, conductor
“David Stock: Concertos”
BMOP Sound 1047


Run time:  58:29


Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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