Sandbox Percussion

California tour and Drumming in Kansas

This week we leave for our California tour! We’re super excited for this 2016-17 concert season and have some fun things planned. Running out to the west coast feels like the perfect way to kick it off. And not just for the sunny, warm beach days.

Before getting out to CA we’ll be making a stop in Lawrence, Kansas to visit the University of Kansas percussion and composition studios. Earlier this month was Steve Reich’s 80th birthday! We’ll be featuring a lot of his music (maybe more than usual) this season. To start us off will be a full performance of Drumming alongside the KU percussion studio followed by a runout performance and masterclass at Friends University. 

Then off to California. Here’s how our timeline will look… San Diego –> Los Angeles –> San Jose –> Fresno –> Santa Cruz –> San Francisco –> Sacramento.

First up in San Diego on October 19th we’re performing on Fresh Sound Music at Bread and Salt. Featured on that show will be some favorites by Jonny Allen, Andy Akiho, Victor Caccese, Steve Reich, and Jason Treuting. After that we head to LA to perform on Ted Hearne’s music festival alongside Mellissa Hughes and Anne Lanzilotti on the 25th.

A few days later we will perform on Thomas Kotcheff’s Doctor of Musical Arts Degree Recital. Thomas has been a good friend of ours for years and wrote some of the first music we ever played as a quartet. We’re so honored to not only be performing on his recital but also giving the world premiere of his work not only that one but that & that too. This piece is seriously cool (just like him) and we can’t wait to show it to the world. We’re also performing with Thomas’ piano duo HOCKET and cellist, Christopher Ahn.

After Thomas’ recital we’ll be heading north to Sacramento and visiting some schools along the way. We’re performing and giving masterclasses at Chapman, UC Riverside, San Jose State University, California State University Fresno, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco Conservatory, and UC Davis. And maybe stopping at Point Reyes??

Our last stop will be Sacramento for the Festival of New American Music. We’re performing a short set on the opening gala on November 5th as well as a full concert on the 6th in Capistrano Concert Hall. This concert is special as it will feature music by composers that have had a great amount of influence on us over the years. We’ll be playing music by all American composers Andy Akiho, Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, David Crowell, Thomas Kotcheff, Steve Reich, and Jason Treuting. You can live stream this event right here. Jonny and Victor will be featured composers and talking about their music before the show. It is sure to be a memorable evening and we would love to see you there!

After that back home to NYC to try and catch a glimpse of some autumn leaves. We have more travelling planned this year than ever. Stay updated on snapchat! @sandboxperc

Happy fall,

Ian, Jonny, Terry, Victor


We hope to see you at one of these events in Kansas or California.

Drumming at the University of Kansas
WHEN: October 16th @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Swarthout Recital Hall
Tickets and more info

Fresh Sound Music
WHEN: October 19th @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Bread and Salt
Tickets at the door: $15/$10 for students

University of Southern California
WHEN: October 25 @ 7:30pm
WHERE: Cammilleri Hall, The Brain and Creativity Institute of USC
Tickets at the door

Thomas Kotcheff’s Doctor of Musical Arts Recital 
WHEN: October 28 @ 8pm
WHERE: California Percussion Rentals

Festival of New American Music – opening gala
WHEN: November 4th @ 8pm
WHERE: Capistrano Concert Hall
FREE  live stream this event right here

Festival of New American Music – Sandbox Percussion
WHEN: November 5th @ 8pm
WHERE: Capistrano Concert Hall
FREE  live stream this event right here