Friday, 4:00 p.m.
Giving new meaning to the world’s oldest and largest family of musical instruments, this percussion quartet, consisting of Luc Langlois, Robert Lépine, Aldo Mazza, and Chantal Simard, successfully create a rare combination of virtuoso interpretations and theatrical performances. Using a broad palette of traditional and contemporary percussion instruments from all over the world, Répercussion takes audiences on breath-taking voyages through classical, jazz, contemporary, and world-beat styles. Since its beginning in 1974, Répercussion has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Expo ’86 (Vancouver), Expo ’92 (Seville), Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica), and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They were the first western percussion group to perform in Beijing in 1987. Over 2,500 concerts later, they continue to be invited as featured guests with leading symphony orchestras and can be regularly heard on television and radio broadcasts worldwide.