The Percussion Ensemble concerts are made possible in part by a generous gift from Ann H. Atkinson.


2023-24 EVENTS 



Jan. 27 to Feb. 4 | Various Locations

UofT Percussion Ensemble

March 18, 2024 | 19:30 @ Walter Hall

Free Admission




UofT Percussion Ensemble: Metraton – Music by Eliot Britton, Kaija Saariaho and Sandeep Bhagwati 
Nov. 27, 2023 19:30 @McMillan Lobby/Walter Hall
Oct. 4, 2023 | 19:30 PM @Walter Hall
 March 20, 2023 | 19:30pm @Walter Hall
Montréal New Music Festival 
 February 25, 2023 | 18:30pm
 January 30, 2023 | 19:30pm  @MacMillan Theatre
 November 28, 2022 | 19:30pm @Walter Hall
 October 24, 2022 | 19:30pm  @Walter Hall
 October 18, 2022 | 19:30pm @MacMillan Theatre
 September 15, 2022 | 12:10pm @Walter Hall
Stephen Solook: Vibraphone and extended techniques
Instrumental Performance Class | October 26,2023 13:00
Alan Hetherington: maracas
Instrumental Performance Class | October 12,2023  13:00
Gordon Stout: marimba
Instrumental Performance Class | March 2, 2023 13:00


University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble, in their first concert of the season. Performing works by Chavez, Cage and Varese.

October 22 2019, 7:30 pm @ Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park
Free Admission

October 21st 2019, 7pm – 8pm @ University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building Room E047, 80 Queen’s Park.

Free Admission

The students of the University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble perform a self curated concert.

December 2nd 2019, 12pm @ Edward Johnson Lobby, 80 Queen’s Park

January 8th 2020, 6pm – 7:30pm @ University of Toronto, Edward Johnson Building Room E047, 80 Queen’s Park.

Free Admission, bring your own maracas!

Ivan Manzanilla: New Works from the Americas
8pm, January 16, 2020
The Array Space (155 Walnut Ave)

Leading Mexican percussionist Ivan Manzanilla presents a program of Canadian premieres of new and recent works for percussion instruments by composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and the USA.

U of T Percussion performs Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique with special guests Midori Koga, Gregory Oh, Geoffrey Conquer, Matt Poon, Steven Philcox and Iván Manzanilla.

Free Admission. January 20th 2020, 7:30pm @ Macmillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park

The students of the University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble perform a self curated concert.


Co-produced with Thin Edge New Music Collective + the University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Come experience 3 sets showcasing one of the most active composers on the international stage! London-based Japanese composer Dai Fujikura’s works have been championed by Pierre Boulez, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the London Sinfonietta, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and many, many more.

Feb 29, 2020 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm @ArraySpace

ReNewed 2021

University of Toronto Percussion will be presenting a program featuring world premieres and collaborations with emerging and local student composers.


Live streamed on Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 8pm EST

Shiftin Spaces 2021

A program exploring different ways and spaces of listening – the everyday, the theatre, the environment, the digital. The concert will be featuring works by Vanessa Tomlinson (AUS), Raven Chacon (CA), Jodie Rottle (AUS), Yaz Lancaster (USA) and Viet Cuong (USA). We will also be premiering a new student project, collaboratively composed by four of our graduate students.


Live Stream on Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 8pm EST


arduino concert 2021

Funded by SSHRC Insight Grant

PI: Aiyun Huang
Collaborator: Levy Lorezno (New School)
Research Assistants: Gregory Bruce,
 Randall Camacho, Tyler Cunningham, Gordon Fry, Boyce Jeffries, Tim Roth, Jasmine Tsui, Joyce To
Guests: Adam Kaleta, Louis Pino

Was live streamed on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020


A discussion of ways percussionists can address issues of cultural appropriation by examining instruments, repertoire, and rhythmic theory. Russell will also be discussing the newly released book which he and Ryan McClelland co-edited called “The Cambridge Companion to Rhythm”.

Was livestreamed Thursday, December 3rd, 2020


How to Draw Like Animals Square

World Premieres for Live Zoom in collaboration with David Bithell, Sean Griffin, Terry Longshore and Left Edge Percussion

The premiere was live streamed on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 8:00pm EST. Full concert available to watch at any time below!