BMAC presents UMass Percussion Ensemble on March 27
UMass Percussion Ensemble

BMAC presents UMass Percussion Ensemble on March 27

BRATTLEBORO — The UMass Percussion Ensemble will perform in the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Sunday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

“We love presenting music in the museum's galleries,” said BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld, “especially contemporary music that resonates with the contemporary art on our walls.”

Ayano Kataoka, the ensemble's director, is a percussionist and marimbist known for her “brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the elegance and artistry she brings to her performances,” according to a news release.

A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Kataoka has participated in several consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Viñao.

She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two. Kataoka joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008.

Admission is free for BMAC members and youth 18 and under, and $5 for all others. Purchase tickets at or 802-257-0124, ext. 101. Face coverings are required inside the museum.

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