Tomorrow is the big St. Louis Symphony Percussion Festival concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. It features the amazing percussion soloist Colin Currie, the SLSO percussionists, six Juilliard percussion students and the SLSO extra drummers, including yours truly. My bit consists of snare drums (not the big SD part) and cymbal on Varese’s “Ionisation” and the glock (pretty involved) part on Anthiel’s “Ballet Mechanique.” The rehearsal (yes, only one) was yesterday and it was pretty impressive. I’m looking forward to the show. Here’s a link.