New This Week: April 2- April 6

At 7:30 pm Ohio University Faculty Garry Wasserman will be performing on the double bass in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Garry Wasserman, adjunct professor of double bass, has been a member of the Florida Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, a full time substitute with the Indianapolis Symphony, Principal Bass of the Columbus Bach Ensemble, and an associate member of the Columbus Symphony. A prolific studio artist in the Indianapolis area for over 15 years, he has performed on HBO movie sound tracks, solo albums with Sandi Patti, Ray Boltz, Daniel Narducci, Erich Kunzel, Disney on Ice productions, and Brazilian christian pop albums. He can also be heard on the Essential Elements for Strings demonstration CDs for the Hal Leonard comprehensive string method series. Additionally, he has performed frequently with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra.

Originally from Philadelphia, Mr. Wasserman began bass studies in Washington D.C. with H. Stevens Brewster, principal bass of the National Symphony, continuing with Lucas Drew in Miami. Upon graduation from the high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts, he attended Indiana University, obtaining the BM as a student of Murray Grodner and Stuart Sankey, continuing master’s studies with Bruce Bransby. Additional study was with Anthony Bianco in Pittsburgh, Eugene Levinson at the Aspen School, Lawrence Hurst at Indiana, and Matthew Zory in Cincinnati. Attending Penn State University on a graduate assistantship, he studied music education with emphasis on educational psychology and string pedagogy. In the final stages of obtaining the DMA at the Ohio State with Paul Robinson, focusing on the Alexander Technique, jazz bass instruction and performance, and research on newly discovered works of Serge Koussevitsky.

He is a member of “Indy Klez”, a klezmer folk group based in Indianapolis, as well as “Clintonville Jazz Company”, a Columbus based jazz trio performing an alternative jazz sound combination using bass, guitar, and violin. He performs jazz and klezmer on a 1864 bass by August Gemunder, classical on a 1854 five string bass by Prosdicimo Gazolla.
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce that the percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a recital on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:30pm in the Glidden Recital Hall.

Formed in 2011, Clocks in Motion is a contemporary percussion ensemble dedicated to performing classic percussion ensemble literature, chamber music, and commissioning new repertoire. In 2011 and 2012, the group is scheduled to perform 10 programs of contemporary chamber music. In addition to these concerts, Clocks in Motion is embarking on its first tour to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Ohio University, the University of Michigan, and Butler University.

Besides performing, Clocks in Motion also has a passion for educational and community outreach. The group performed with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Percussion Extravaganza in March of 2012 to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.

Future plans for this relatively young group includes more educational outreach and commissioning projects. The Clocks in Motion 2012-2013 season will feature 6 world premieres, from student and professional composers, the construction of a 5-octave quarter-tone marimba, and a collaborative project with the University of Wisconsin-Madison dance department .

Clocks in Motion began as an extension of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate student percussion ensemble. Now, the group functions as a graduate student-run, resident percussion ensemble at the university. Clocks in Motion are all members of the UW-Madison percussion studio under the direction of Anthony Di Sanza.

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