Gary Schall makes music like you’ve never heard before. At only 19, this extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist was invited to join the Grammy-winning ensemble of acclaimed minimalist composer Steve Reich. In the decades since, Schall remained on the cutting edge of the music world, recording Reich’s landmark works, as well as composing his own music for experimental instruments like the metallic 31-toned Zoomoozophone and the patented Tap Dance Instrument – a wood and brass multi-timbre floor that turns tap dancing into music.
This concert features Schall’s composition Memory of an Own, written in memory of his teacher James Preiss, a member of the President’s Own Marine Band, who distinguished himself as one of the 19 drummers to perform at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.
Building upon Saratoga Arts’ successful history and mission to make the arts accessible to all Louise Kerr, Executive Director of Saratoga Arts has arranged for this concert in her effort to forge new relationships, partnerships and connections. Schall’s partnering with Saratoga Arts and Skidmore Media Arts Department underscores his effort to connect with local arts organizations in his new hometown of Saratoga.
Based on CDC guidelines and the dynamics of Saratoga Arts as an educational facility full indoor masking and proof of vaccination is required for this performance.
Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.