IKMMA announces a series of nine concerts in two venues in Arcata, California, Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 11. The academy features renowned faculty, guest composers and artists playing a wide range of styles. Faculty marimbists hailing from Poland, Germany, France, Colombia, Spain and Croatia will be featured, with additional performances by over 30 academy participants and guests from around the world. The artistic director is Katarzyna Mycka, a Polish marimba virtuoso whose first CD became a best-seller.
The concerts are central to IKMMA 2017, a 9-day academy and festival with Marimba One as the main sponsor. Now in its 8th edition, this visit to Arcata marks the first time the festival will be based outside of Europe.
More than 50 participants will gather to attend master classes, individual lessons, and share music for the marimba and vibraphone. Concerts will be at two venues: the opening concert (June 3) and the final concert (June 10) will take place at the Arcata Playhouse. Another 7 concerts will be at HSU Van Duzer theater.
The main sponsor is Marimba One. The Academy is co-sponsored by HSU Music Department.
• All concerts start at 7p.m.
• Tickets are $15 / $10 for students, payable at the door 30 minutes before each concert or buy at Wildberries or Brown Paper Tickets.
• School kids concert is FREE on Friday, June 9 at 10:30a.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater.
• What does the marimba sound like? Watch these videos and find out!
• For more information about the marimba and vibraphone as instruments, please click here
• To learn about Marimba One's ongoing innovations, please click here.
Saturday June 3 7p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse Featuring Katarzyna Mycka (Poland), Andreas Boettger (Germany), Jean Geoffroy (France), Juan David Forero (Colombia), Conrado Moya (Spain), Filip Mercep (Croatia). With music by Bach, Mussorgsky, Leibowitz and Wirtz.
Sunday June 4 7p.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater Featuring IKMMA Academy Faculty and participants. A mix of solo and chamber works.
Monday June 5 7p.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater Featuring IKMMA Academy Faculty and participants. Marimba and electronics.
Tuesday June 6 7p.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater Featuring IKMMA Academy Faculty and participants. A mix of solo and chamber works.
Wednesday June 7 7p.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater Featuring Katarzyna Mycka and other IKMMA faculty as well as participants. Solo marimba works for one or more marimbas.
Thursday June 8 7p.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater Featuring Katarzyna Mycka (Poland), Conrado Moya (Spain) and other IKMMA Academy faculty and participants. Focus on composer Arkadiusz Katny.
Friday June 9 10:30a.m. at HSU Van Duzer Theater -- FREE school kids concert Featuring Katarzyna Mycka and Academy participants. C. Saint-Saens "Carnival of animals"
Saturday June 10 7p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse Final concert featuring Academy participants. Wide range of styles. Don't miss this one!