"Attacca plays with a musicianship of the highest order. This ensemble brings a collective intelligence, commitment, and passion to the art of percussion chamber music that is on a level with the finest chamber groups of any instrumental genre."

Christopher Deane
University of North Texas

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Attacca (ät-täk'kä)
is an Italian musical term meaning
"to continue without pause."


Adam Green, Scott Pollard and Marc Dinitz (in order as pictured at right) are the Attacca Percussion Group, a highly diverse ensemble dedicated to performing in myriad musical styles and concert settings. Attacca’s performances are a true exploration of the infinite visual and aural possibilities of percussion music. An entire program can feature a single marimba in a living room, a calypso band by the pool, or hundreds of exotic instruments enhanced by lighting and electronics, filling even the biggest stage in a true multi-media spectacle. The group’s extensive repertoire runs the gamut from the earliest Western percussion music and traditional arrangements to the most avant-garde contemporary compositions from around the globe.

Based in Washington, D.C., Attacca has performed feature concerts for music schools and chamber music series throughout the country. Their frequent educational programs and clinics represent a focused dedication to bringing percussion music to younger listeners. Audience members of all ages and backgrounds have shown tremendous enthusiasm for Attacca’s promise to interact with them after (and sometimes during) every performance. The group has, in addition, donated its musical services to several charity events benefiting world hunger and drug and alcohol awareness. Distinguished performances and clinics include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Nashville, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Rice University National Composer's Conference, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the National Gallery of Art.

Although each member of the ensemble boasts an impressive list of individual achievements in the music business, Attacca is the unique synthesis of three best friends and musical soul mates realizing they HAD to make music together. Scott and Marc first met at Rice University in Houston, TX, where they instantly connected musically and personally. They discussed forming a percussion trio at the time, but were missing one key element, Adam, whom they met when he joined them at Rice the next year. The unnamed trio performed together in school for only eight months before their careers took them to all parts of the country. Ironically, this separation only strengthened their bond and gave the trio both a name and a goal...


Attacca is proud to be an artist ensemble sponsored by the
Pearl Corporation, Adams Musical Instruments, and Vic Firth Inc.

 



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