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2018-2019 Season / Masterworks / 1001 Nights
All performances at 7:30pm at Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater

LAWRENCE LOH | conductor
LISA PEGHER | percussion

RACHMANINOFF: The Rock, Fantasy, Op. 7
DANIELPOUR: The Wounded Healer
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scherazade, Op. 35 


Percussion pioneer Lisa Pegher is featured in a performance of Richard Danielpour’s  engergetic and description percussion concerto, “The Wounded Healer.”    After intermission Rimsky-Korsakov's glittering showpiece Scheherazade transports you to the exotic time and place of The Arabian Nights



The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30p.m.

1001 Nights

7:30pm | Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater

Artist Information:

Lisa Pegher

Lisa Pegher is an American drummer and solo percussionist. In her International career, she has performed throughout the world as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She is known for pioneering percussion as a solo instrument within the orchestral realm and beyond, making it her life’s work to present percussion to larger audiences by commissioning, collaborating, and creating new works and performances that bring percussion to the front of the stage. Lisa has been hailed by the New York Times as "Tremendous" by the Boston Globe as “Forcefully balletic” and by New York City’s The Glass as “More than just a drummer—an alchemist of time, sound, and space, crafting visceral landscapes that penetrate the ears and mind.”

Featured in Symphony Magazine as one of the Top Six performers of her generation, Lisa has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, wind ensembles and chamber groups across the globe including the Orchestré Symphonique de Trios Rivieres in Canada, the Thailand Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Lake George Music Festival Orchestra, Louisiana (New Orleans) Philharmonic, and many more. Lisa performs concerti and new works by many of today’s leading composers such as Jennifer Higdon, Joseph Schwantner, Tobias Bröström, James MacMillan, Kevin Puts and Derek Bermel, to name a few.

She has, to date, given the world premiere performances of several percussion concertos that have been composed especially for her by composers such as Richard Danielpour, David Stock, Mathew Rosenblum, Paul Dooley and Brett Dietz. She has been a featured soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, at NYC's SubCulture as well as numerous concert halls around the world.

Most recently she premiered Richard Danielpour's new percussion concerto "The Wounded Healer" with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra which she was hailed as " an ideal interpreter of the work; receiving a vigorous ovation" by the New Jersey Star Ledger.

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