A compelling cross-cultural experience comes to Los Alamos April 19. The Ethos Percussion Group will perform Rhythms of the Silk Road, an exploration of the musical influences that spread along ancient trade routes from East Asia into the Near East and North Africa, around the Mediterranean and into Europe.
Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, Ethos percussionists Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney, and Yousif Sheronick also are virtuosos on a wide array of exotic instruments. Audiences will be introduced to the dazzling sonic possibilities of the Iranian daf, the Egyptian riq and dumbek, the tabla, udu and kanjira of India, Tibetian singing bowls and a host of gongs and drums from Java and China.
For 25 years Ethos has performed at major concert venues across the United States and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and London’s Wigmore Hall. The ensemble has expanded the percussion repertoire by commissioning more than 25 works from composers steeped in both western and non-western musical traditions.
Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, Ethos will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in the Smith Auditorium on the campus of Los Alamos High School.
Tickets are available at the Lensic Box Office in Santa Fe, at CB FOX and Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos, Smith’s in White Rock and at www.santafetickets.com. Free tickets for students ages 6 to 18 are available at the Los Alamos and White Rock outlets and at the door. Complete artist, venue and ticket information at www.losalamosconcert.org.