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Sun, Nov 14


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Prism Percussion

Prism Percussion appears with award-winning composer Nicholas Pavkovic and guest artist Emily Hall to present an evening of diverse music for percussion duo, voice, and piano.

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Prism Percussion
Prism Percussion

Time & Location

Nov 14, 2021, 4:00 PM

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N Prospect St, Akron, OH 44304, USA


About the Event

Prism Percussion focuses on performing works by notable and emerging artists from underrepresented communities including women, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC composers. The duo also aims to perform works for standard and nonstandard instruments. Prism Percussion’s recital will showcase the wide palette of sounds attainable with the use of battery, keyboard, and found instruments. Each piece provides a variety of colors, textures, and timbres demonstrating the versatility of percussion instruments. The recital will culminate with several pieces commissioned by the duo. The Blacker the Berry by Steph Davis (they/them) speaks to how colorism draws a parallel between darker skin and masculinity, and how that might affect darker-skinned folks' relationship with gender and expression. The recital’s finale, Transit, a virtuosic trio scored for mallet percussion duo and keyboard, will feature award-winning composer and pianist, Nicholas Pavkovic. Prism Percussion is honored to share the stage with their dear friend and mentor, Pavkovic, performing their first commission as a duo.


Sementes (Seeds) - Leonardo Gorosito & Rafael Alberto

     caxixi, shakers, maracas, bells, and finger cymbals

Kalimba Canon - Bruce A. Russell 

     alto kalimbas

Seesaw - Ivan Trevino


Photism - Yaz Lancaster (they/them) 

     found objects

Gaia - Aleyna M. Brown

     vibraphone, cajon, flute, and fixed media

Queen - Molly Joyce 

     glockenspiel, crotale, vibraphone, and kick drum

Faded Lines - Andrea Venet

     field drum, piccolo snare drum, and kick drum

Kid, Gunner, Brother - Darian Donovan Thomas

     hand game and voice

Transit - Nicholas Pavkovic

     marimba, vibraphone, and keyboard

     Nicholas Pavkovic, keyboard

Enough - Derek Tywoniuk 

     marimba and voice

     Elizabeth Hall & Emily Hall

Alternate Piece(s):

2+1 - Ivan Trevino

     5.0 marimba

The Blacker the Berry, Mvt. I - Steph Davis

     6 wood planks, SD, BD, 2 toms, sus cym, claves

Uniformity - Molly Joyce

     glockenspiel, 2 triangles or other ringing metals, 2 bells

     (similar to ankle or Indian ghungroo bells), 2 shakers, 2 tambourines


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    The concert will begin promptly at 4:00 PM. If you would like to view the live stream of this concert, be sure to regis

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