The Ninth Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI)

July 16, 2017July 30

Princeton University

Early percussion composers like John Cage imagined a world of “organized sound,” where music consisted of more than just keyboard tones. For SōSI 2017, we will dig back into those first steps towards the modern percussion ensemble. Immerse yourself in the radical ideas that started it all!

For the first time, we are offering the chance to audit seminars at SōSI. For either a daily, weekly, or full festival pass, auditors can observe rehearsals, attend lectures, and interact with our faculty and participants.

The program is $250 for the entire 2 weeks, $125 per week, or just $25 a day,  Contact Sō’s Yumi Tamashiro to learn more or to reserve a spot!

Sunday July 16, 7:30pm
Sō Percussion Opening Concert**
McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Music Center

Tuesday July 18, 7pm
bitKlavier Concert presented by Legacy Arts International**
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Thursday July 20, 7:30pm
SōSI at Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon St.

Saturday July 22, 7:30pm
Princeton Composer Concert**
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts – 185 Nassau St.

Monday July 24, 7pm
SōSI Outdoors at the Princeton Public Library
Albert Hinds Plaza – 55 Witherspoon St.

Wednesday July 26, 1pm
SōSI at the Princeton Record Exchange
20 South Tulane St.

Friday July 28, 7:30pm
Sō Percussion Open Composer Readings**
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts – 185 Nassau St.

Saturday July 29, 7:30pm
Summer Institute Closing Concert**
Matthews Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts – 185 Nassau St.


**Donations of nonperishable food, toiletries, and diapers for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) will be collected at these concerts. Audience members may place their donations in the designated boxes outside the performance space.

All events are free and open to the public.

Princeton Venues:

Matthews Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street
Entrance behind Thomas Sweet’s

McAlpin Rehearsal Room
Woolworth Music Building
Large room downstairs which you can see upon entering the buildling

Princeton Record Exchange
20 S Tulane Street

Albert Hinds Plaza
Outside the Princeton Public Library
Witherspoon and Spring Streets

Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street