FRANK CASSARA
Percussionist
Performances of Note
Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Thalia Hall, NYC
November 8-9, 2018
special concert with Music From China
playing ancient Bianzhong bells

Vassar College
November 4, 2018
Duo recital with Helen Lin, piano
premiere of Religion by Philip Glass
arranged by Cassara

ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn
October 31, 2018
Immersions by Annea Lockwood
written for Dominic Donato and myself

Midsummer Music Dream Festival, Quebec
July 27-August 1, 2018
solo recital and masterclasses

Hillwood Recital Hall LIU Post
July 20,2018
LIU Summer Chamber Music Festival
Derrick Jordan Taloub

MET Museum
June 30, 2018
The Gathering

St Mark's Church NYC
June 21-23, 2018
Molissa Fenley and Company
Evening of new dance and new music
including my piece Comet

Marriott Lecture Hall, Hyde Park, NY
April 14, 2018
Nexus
w/ Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
The Carmen Ballet

Merkin Concert Hall
February 25, 2018
Riverside Symphony
L'Histoire du Soldat   Stravinsky
Carnival of the Animals   Saint-Saens

Vassar College
February 3, 2018
Modfest
Eight Pieces for 8 Timpani   Elliott Carter

Third Street Music School, NYC
January 21, 2018
Percussia
Music For Autism

Vassar College
December 8, 2017
original jazz compositions of Cassara
with Andrew Sterman, sax, Jim Ridl, Piano
and Mary Ann McSweeney, bass

Symphony Space, NYC
November 4, 2017
Music From China
premiere Bi Nan Suo by Mathew rosenblum

David Geffen Hall
November 3, 2017
National Chorale
Carmina Burana

Big Sur, California
September 26-October 1
Days and Nights Festival
with dancer Molissa Fenley

Moab, Utah
September 4-11
Moab Music Festival
Varied Trio by Lou Harrison

Long Island University
July 21, 2017
LIU Post Summer Chamber Music Festival

General Roca, Argentina
June 26-July 1
15 Festival Internacional de Percusion
Solo concert and masterclass

Symphony Space, NYC
April 30, 2017
American Composers Orchestra
Desert Music    Steve Reich

Alice Tulley Hall, NYC
April 1, 2017
Riverside Symphony
En La Tierra   Donald Crockett

Carnegie Hall (Zankel)
March 24, 2017
American Composers Orchestra
Tehillim  Steve Reich

Queens Museum
February 11, 2017
Percussia
premieres by Quentin Chiapetta and Carlos Nicolau

Dimenna Center fro Classical Music
February 3, 2017
recording of concert film for Adele world tour

Alice Tulley Hall, NYC
January, 28, 2017
Concerto for Bass Juan Trigos (NY Premiere)

The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
December 8, 2016
Music From China
Music of Zhou Long

Central Queens Y
November 13, 2016
Music for Autism
Percussia

Vassar College
October 27, 2016
Collaboration Concert
Dancers Molissa Fenley and Christiana Axelsen
Ralph Farris viola
Choreography by Molissa Fenley
Music of Bouchard, Toovey, Mansurian and Cage

LIU Post Summer Chamber Music Festival
July 22, 2016
History of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla
arranged for flute and marimba
Susan Deaver, flute

Queens Library
June 4, 2016
Percussia
Murmuration by Alexis Lamb (world premiere)
The 7 by Quenin Chiappetta (world premiere)

Bergen, Norway
May 26, 2016
Philip Glass Ensemble
Powaqqatsi

Red Bull Music Academy Radio
May 2, 2016
Music In Film with Brian Reitzell
Interview

Church of St Luke, NYC
March 12, 2016
Cantori New York
le Remontee des cendres by Frank Ferko (US premiere)

Church of St Mary, NYC
February 5, 2016
Riverside Symphony
Adam by Andrew Imbrie

Vassar College
January 31, 2016
Vassar College Percussion Ensemble
Inaugural Concert

Long Island University
December 10, 2015
Unusual Music for an Unusual Combination
Lecture/Performance with
Ralph Farris, viola

University of Pittsburgh
October 17, 2015
Music On The Edge
Music From China
A Panoramic Guide to Glacial Travel by Eric Moe

The Late Show with Steven Colbert
October 13, 2015
Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses

Big Sur, CA
September 26, 2015
Days and Nights Festival
Philip Glass Ensemble
Naqoyqatsi

40th Street Subway Plaza
June 21, 2015
MakeMusicNewYork
Percussia
Duos for marimba and percussion

Bryant Park, NYC
June 8, 2015
Music From China
Zhou Long Mount A Long Wind

Vassar College
April 18, 2015
Vassar College Madrigal Singers
Henze Moralities

Alice Tulley Hall, NYC
April 11, 2015
Riverside Symphony
Tsontakis Comet

Vassar College
February 1, 2015
MODFest
Duo recital of viola and percussion
Ralph Farris of the Ethel string quartet

Christ and St Stephens Church, NYC
January 11, 2015
North/South Consonance
Music of Robert Martin

Carnegie Hall, NYC
Freer Gallery, Washington DC
November 21 and 23, 2014
Music From China
30th Anniversary Concert
Premieres by Chen Yi, Eric Moe, Huang Ruo

St. Mark's Church, Jackson Heights
November 8,2014
Percussia
Big Screen Small Screen

Alice Tulley Hall, NYC
November 1, 2014
Riverside Symphony
Paul Lansky     Line and Shadow

Days and Nights Festival, Big Sur
September 27, 2014
World Premiere Philip Glass Icarus

Brooklyn Academy of Music

September 9-11, 2014
Philip Glass Ensemble
Steve Reich and Musicians

Skaneateles Festival
August 14-16
Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas
Bright Sheng   Hot Pepper
Chen Yi     Chinese Fables

with Music From China and Shanghai String Quartet

LIU Summer Chamber Music Festival
July 25, 2014
Josh Gottry Desert Clouds

JH Laundromat, Jackson Heights
June 20,2014
Percussia
Music For Tiny Instruments

Colgate University
April 6, 2014
Empire Brass
Music From America

Zankel Hall at Carnegie
April 4 2014
American Composers Orchestra
Border Vanguards

Vassar College
February 22, 2014
Empire Brass
Music From America

St Mark's Church, Jackson Heights
December 14, 2013
Percussia
Reggaeton Project

Virginia Tech, Virginia
November 1, 2013
Philip Glass Ensemble
Powaqqatsi

Tenri Cultural Institute
September 29, 2013
Music of Larry Lockwood
Premiere Songs of Solomon trio version


LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
July 12, 2013
NY Premiere of Mojave by Michael Torke
Marimba and string quartet version

Vassar College
February 2, 2013
Vassar Choir and percussion
Premiere Night City by Tarik O'Regan

Purchase College
November 10, 2012
PAS Day of Percussion
Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble

International Electro-Acoustic Festival at Brooklyn College
November 6, 2012
Rainsticks for vibraphone and tape by Arthur Krieger

Melbourne Arts Festival, Australia
July 28-August 3, 2012
Philip Glass Ensemble
Qatsi Trilogy

Alice Tulley Hall
June 6, 2012
Riverside Symphony
Premiere The Tree Without End by Evan Hause

Carnegie Weill Recital Hall
First Presbitarian Church, Philadelphia

February 3-4, 2012
Music From China/Prism Sax Quartet
Premiere The Singing Gobi Desert by Bright Sheng
Premiere Messages Of White by Lei Laing

Carnegie Hall
January 31, 2012
American Composers Orchestra
Premiere Symphony #9 by Philip Glass

Whitman Hall, Brooklyn College
November 22, 2011
Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble
Premiere Songs Of Solomon by Larry Lockwood

The Stone, NYC
October 28, 2011
w/ Dominic Donato
Immersions by Annea Lockwood

St Mark's Church, Jackson Heights
October 23, 2011
Percussia
Music of Alejandro Vinao

Hollywood Bowl, LA
August 30, 2011
Philip Glass Ensemble w/ LA Philharmonic
Powaqqatsi

Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland
August 13-15, 2011
Philip Glass Ensemble
Qatsi Trilogy

Taichung, Taiwan
July 23, 2011
Classic Orchestra Summer Festival
Rosauro Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

Symphony Space, NYC
April 7, 2011
Music From China

Symphony Space, NYC
March 10, 2011
Para America Magica
by Alberto Ginastera

Symphony Space, NY
January 25, 2011
Aethelred the Unready
 
by Richard Wilson

St John's University, NY
November 9, 2010
Percussia
Music of Ugandan composer L. Tamusuza

Mexico City, Leon, Mexico
October 11-19
Philip Glass Ensemble
Orion

Universidad Nacional de Musica, Mexico City
October 11, 2010
Masterclass

Long Island University, NY
July 12-23, 2010
CW Post Summer Chamber Festival
Kraft Music for String Quartet and Percussion
Colgrass Piece for Viola and Rototoms

Illinois and Minnesota
March 19-23, 2010
Ethos Percussion Group

University of New Hampshire
February 24, 2010
Ethos Percussion Group

The Church of St Luke, Philadelphia
February 12, 2010
American Choral Directors Association
Free, Fearless, and Female by Libby Larsen

Vassar College
January 30, 2010
Vassar Women's Choir and marimba
Premiere of Free, Fearless, and Female
by Libby Larsen

Brooklyn College
November 24, 2009
Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble
Premiere of Nori III by Jin-Hi Kim

Drew University, NJ
November 6, 2009
Percussia
Music of Bali

Taipei, ChungHua Taiwan
August 16 & 23, 2009
Duo Percussion Recital
w/ Chia-Hao Hsieh

Christ and St Stephens_Church
April 20, 2009
North/South Consonance
Lifchitz - Transformation
Reich - New York Counterpoint (on marimba premiere)

Philadelphia,_Washington_DC,_Merkin_Concert_Hall
February 27-March 1, 2009
Music From China with the
Prism Saxophone Quartet

Vassar_College,_NY
February 1, 2009
Percussion Music of Steve Reich
w/ Dominic Donato, Garry Kvistad
James Preiss and Thad Wheeler
Steve Reich, guest

Australia
October 6-18, 2008
Philip Glass Ensemble
Book of Longing

Zaragoza, Spain

September 14-18, 2008
Philip Glass Ensemble
Los Paisajes del Rio

WCM Summer Festival
July 27, 2008
Music From China

Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park
July 25, 2008
Philip Glass Ensemble
Powaqqatsi

Players Theatre, New York City
December 18,2007
Original compositions by Cassara
Frank Cassara, drums   Andrew Sterman, sax
Mick Rossi, Piano   Mary Ann McSweeney, bass

Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
November 4, 2007
Music From China

Vassar College, New York
September 21, 2007
Original compositions of Cassara
Frank Cassara, drums   Andrew Sterman, sax
Mick Rossi, piano, Kermit Driscoll

Taipei, Taiwan
April 10-12
Philip Glass Ensemble
Retrospective

North Shore Symphony
March 25, 2007
Rosauro - Concerto for
Marimba and Orchestra


Gardner Museum, Boston
October 22, 2006
Music From China

Catania, Italy
Philip Glass Ensemble
Powaqqatsi

Symphony Space, New York City
March 18, 2006
Wall-to-Wall Stravinsky
L'Histoire du Soldat

San Francisco
February 17-19, 2006
Philip Glass Ensemble
Quatsi Trilogy

Paris, France
December 16-18, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Quatsi Trilogy

Wales
December 1-3, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Qatsi Trilogy

Mexico, Texas, Australia
October 11-22, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Orion

Melbourne International Arts Festival
October 16, 2005
guest artist for Wu Man

Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 4-8, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Orion

Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York City
September 27, 2005
Steve Reich and Musicians
Drumming

Turin, Italy
September 12-14, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Quatsi Trilogy

Poland, Spain, France
July 1-9, 2005
Philip Glass Ensemble
Quatsi Trilogy
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