The Sō Percussion Summer Institute Opening Concert 2021

July 11, 20218:00pm

Welcome to SōSI! When we founded the So Percussion Summer Institute in 2009, we set out to create the chamber music summer festival we wish had existed when we were students. We launched a two-week program in Princeton, NJ where emerging percussionists and composers could gather and collaborate, benefitting from performing alongside seasoned pros and playing unique works by living composers—often for the first time. Over the last eleven gatherings of SōSI, we’ve done just that, providing hundreds of percussionists and dozens of composers with the opportunity to explore the new, hone their skills, and become part of a community of idealistic creators and interpreters.

This year’s SōSI looks a little different—we’re gathering online, which allows us to welcome artists from around the world—but we are so proud of what these students are creating with us. Enjoy!

This learning process has shaped the structure of SōSI 2021, and we are delighted to premiere Go Placidly with Haste Amid the Noise by Jason Treuting for you as our opening concert.

There is much to come over the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to share more work and creative collaboration with the brilliant students of SōSI, and with the greater public.

The performance will be streamed here on our Facebook page, and on our YouTube channel too.

Stay tuned, and be well!

– Sō

This is a free concert. Help us continue our work within SōSI by making a donation!
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100% of contributions made during this event will go directly to The Outreach Program.

For the past seven years, Sō Percussion has partnered during SōSI with The Outreach Program to pack meals for food-insecure families in Mercer County, NJ. COVID had other plans, but we’re still committed to The Outreach Program’s great work. When we host SōSI on Princeton’s beautiful campus, our annual food-packing event reminds students that many of Princeton’s neighbors in Mercer County struggle with food insecurity. The percentage of food-insecure residents in Mercer County has grown amidst COVID-19, rising from 8.9% in 2018 to an estimated 13.6% this year. Now more than ever we are honored to partner with The Outreach Program: any gifts to Sō Percussion during SōSI (July 11-25, 2021) will go directly to The Outreach Program.