Percussionist Lisa Pegher Performs at Inaugural Emerging Artists Series

Lisa Pegher PercussionistOn Thursday, July 18, the Monadnock Music Festival will present the first-ever concert in its Emerging Artist Series, featuring solo percussionist Lisa Pegher. Works will include Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (transcribed for marimba and vibraphone), Derek Bermel’s Figure and Ground (which was written for Pegher)and three original compositions by the percussionist herself.  It will take place at the Harrisville Community Church, 13 Canal St., Harrisville, NH. The concert is free, and no tickets or reservations required. Voluntary donations to support the Monadnock Music Village Concerts will be accepted at the performance. For more information, please visit


J. S. Bach, Prelude in g minor
Derek Bermel, Figure and Ground
Joe Sheehan, Vibraphone Loops
Claude Debussy, Dr. Gradus ad Parnussum from Children’s Corner
Lisa Pegher, Liquefaction
Paul Lansky, Selections from Idle Fancies
Victor Feldman, Haunted Ballroom
Lisa Pegher, Harmonic Filter
Leigh Howard Stevens, Rhythmic Caprice
Lisa Pegher, No Reply

Lisa Pegher is an American drummer and  percussion soloist currently living in New York City. She has been described by theBoston Globe as “forcefully balletic” and by critic Marty Lash of the Door County Advocateas “a gifted passionate artist, with a rock-star aura.” She has been featured in Symphony Magazine as one of the top six performers of her generation and continues to carve a new path for percussion as a solo instrument.

As a soloist Lisa has performed with many fine orchestras across the globe including the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, NEPA Philharmonic, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, FM Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, York Orchestra and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Orchestra, and Peninsula Festival Orchestra among others. She has also worked with many inspiring conductors such as Grant Cooper, Thomas Hong, Manfred Honeck, Maximo Valdez, Daniel Meyer, Timothy Muffitt, Victor Yampolsky, Lawrence Loh, Sydney Harth, Lucas Richman, Kevin Noe, Crafton Beck, Tomasz Golka, Emily Ray, Robin Fountain, Brett Mitchell, Bernard Rubenstein, Robert Hart Baker, and Gil Rose. In August 2011 Lisa performed with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra in Santa Cruz, California celebrating Marin Alsop’s twenty year anniversary season.