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The Quartet

The members of the Portland Percussion Group

  • Brian Gardiner

    Brian Gardiner

  • Paul Owen

    Bio pic

  • Brett EE Paschal

    Brett Bongos

  • Christopher Whyte



Upcoming Events for the Portland Percussion Group

June 28, 2018

Makrokosmos 4 | 5-10pm | Vestas Center | PDX

Music for a Summer Evening | George Crumb

March 3-10, 2018

PPG + DUO Stephanie and Saar

Linfield College | McMinnville
University of Oregon | Eugene

Textures | Paul Lansky

March 3, 2018

Club MOD | 8-10pm | All Classical Portland | PDX

Rain Tree | Takemitsu

In C | Terry Riley

June 29, 2017

Reichmokosmos | 5-10pm | Vestas Center | PDX

Clapping Music | Steve Reich

Drumming, Mvt. 1 | Steve Reich

Textures | Paul Lansky

Grooves and Diversions | Michael Johanson

June 16, 2017

Celoubration! | 7pm | Portland State University

Double Music | Lou Harrison/John Cage

Song of Quetzecoatl | Lou Harrison

Works by Cascadia Composers

May 26th, 2017

7:30pm | Shouthouse | PDX

Rain Tree | Toru Takemitsu

Cycles | Sy Brandon

As One | Gene Koshinski

Washington Square | Charles Dowd

Runners of the Woods | James Dowbiggin

Edge (Corrugated Box) | Bruce Hamilton

Rosebush | Brett Paschal

Tesserae | Mason Lynass

May 12th, 2017

Patron of the Arts Concert at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

3 percussion premieres | TBD

Edge (Corrugated Box) | Bruce Hamilton

Music for Pieces of Wood | Steve Reich

As One | Gene Koshinski

Rain Tree | Toru Takemitsu

June 2016 Concert Poster

June 22nd, 2016

7:30pm | The Old Church | PDX

Gravity | Marc Mellits

Skylark Orange Circles | Gordon Stout

Marimba Quartet No. 2 | Christopher Bradford

Oaxacan Fantasy | Kylle Strunk

Of Light | Mason Lee

March 9th, 2016

5pm | Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, WA

Lecture | Performance

Threads | Paul Lansky

Continental Divide | C. Snow

Austerity Measures | Nicholas Papador

March 8th, 2016

7pm | Seattle Pacific University | Seattle, WA

Threads | Paul Lansky

Continental Divide | C. Snow

Austerity Measures | Nicholas Papador


Nov8th Poster Final

November 8th, 2015

7pm | Lincoln Hall | Portland State University | Directions

Scherzo Nocturno | Gabriela Lena Frank

Tink | Alan Keown

Continental Divide | C. Snow

Threads | Paul Lanksy

July 12th, 2015

8pm | Lewis and Clark College Auditorium | Directions

The “Nothing With Wheels” Call for Scores winners

The World Premiere of Tink by Alan Keown

Steve Reich’s Drumming, Mvt. 1

Tickets: General Admission, $10 at the door.

May 9th, 2015

2pm | The Old Church | Portland

The World Premiere performance of the winners of the “Nothing With Wheels” Call for Scores

Andre Jolivet’s Suite en Concert pour flute et percussion with Dr. Sophia Tegart

3rd Prize | Austerity Measures by Nicholas Papador

2nd Prize | Six Haiku by Paul Cowell

1st Prize | Continental Divide by C. Snow

Steve Reich’s Drumming, Mvt. 1

Tickets: General Admission, $10 at the door.

April 10-12, 2015

Northwest Percussion Festival | Southern Oregon University | Ashland, Oregon.

Andre Jolivet’s Suite en Concert pour flute et percussion with Dr. Sophia Tegart, Steve Reich’s Drumming, Mvt. 1

February 17th, 2015 – 7:30pm

Performance in residence at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance

November 8th, 2014 – 7:30pm

Click here for directions – Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis and Clark College

Eliot Cole’s Postludes for Vibraphone, Bob Becker’s Mudra, Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet, Michael Johanson’s Grooves and Diversions, and the world premiere of Mendel Lee’s Moon of Eris.

Tickets: General Admission, $10 at the door.



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