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Orphic Percussion Concert: "Unheard"

The SOU Music Department presents special guest artists - Orphic Percussion as they present their flagship show "Unheard" on Friday, November 7, 2025 at 7:30pm at the SOU Music Recital Hall. 

$15 general admission/ $10 seniors. Free livestream:


Orphic Percussion is a Northern California-based percussion quartet dedicated to the creation and performance of new music. Orphic means "beyond ordinary," a phrase that characterizes the ensemble and its mission: to commission and premiere new works by today's most compelling composers; to broaden the audience for contemporary music; and to present concerts that are vibrantly communicative, musically expressive, and inspiringly virtuosic—or, quite simply—extraordinary.

The quartet, formed in 2017, has gained notoriety both stateside and abroad. Having presented multiple tours in the United States, as well as tours in both Germany and Austria, Orphic continues its mission of commissioning new works for Percussion Quartet. To date, the ensemble has over thirty original compositions to their commissioning credit.

Orphic’s recent highlights include recital tours in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, the world premiere of Stefan Cwik’s Relics: Dances for Percussion Quartet and Orchestra with San Francisco’s Symphony Parnassus (nominated by the San Francisco Classical Voice for "Best New Music Performance" of the 2017-18 season), university residencies at Southern Nazarene University (OK) and George Fox University (OR), and a return engagement at the Arcata Playhouse (CA). In addition, Orphic has been self-producing an ongoing concert series at University Presbyterian Church (CA) since early 2017, and maintains a close relationship with the Nevada County Composer’s Cooperative, having premiered works by Alexis Alrich, Mark Vance, and Durwynne Hsieh.

Orphic will perform their flagship show, Orphic: Unheard, featuring a presentation of works commissioned by the ensemble. Covering a variety of genres and instrumentation, the program seeks to expose the listener to sounds that are sure to fascinate the senses. Works by Dave Maric, Kenneth Froelich, Shaun Tilburg, Bryce Cannell, and Alejandro Viñao.

Orphic’s upcoming engagements include the group’s international debut at the 2019 Day of Percussion in Nuremberg, Germany, an appearance on San Francisco’s Old First Concert Series, a residency with the composition department at Las Positas College, and a recital tour of the southern United States.

Orphic Percussion is sponsored by Marimba One, Black Swamp Percussion, and Beetle Percussion.


Thursday, November 7 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

SOU Music Recital Hall, 114
450 S Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520

Event Type

Local Events

Target Audience

Prospective Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Students, Community


music, concert, percussion



$15 general admission; $10 seniors; FREE for full time SOU Faculty and Students.

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