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America’s Premiere Modern Performance Ensemble, Sō Percussion, to Perform a Unique Free Concert Aboard MetroRail Nov. 1 

Austin, Texas– Oct. 29, 2012 – New York City’s cutting edge percussion quartet, Sō Percussion, will give a unique performance aboard MetroRail on Thursday, November 1 at 3:44 p.m.

The on-board performance will begin at the Downtown Station and continue until the train arrives at the Crestview Station. The event will move to the Blackstar Coop Brewery near the station before heading back to the Downtown Station at 5:55 p.m. 

Sō Percussion is renowned for its collaborations with a wide range of artists, as well as their use of unusual and exotic instruments. The group has performed in Austin several times, most recently at Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The quartet will be in Austin attending the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). Sō Percussion and Capital Metro are jointly presenting this unconventional concert experience, which is the first event developed by Texas Performing Arts’ Classical Music Task Force.

“We feel this type of pop-up concert will surprise and delight the growing numbers of passengers we see on our trains,” said Dan Dawson, vice president of marketing and communications at Capital Metro. “People love all forms of artistic expression, and it’s great when it can be included on our trains, vehicles, stations or stops. It all adds up to create a great customer experience for public transit riders.”

Texas Performing Arts’ Classical Music Task Force is a part of the ongoing activities supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Its primary purpose is to examine the role of classical music in the “Live Music Capital of the World” and to engage the community where they live, work and play.

PASIC takes place at the Austin Convention Center Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2012. It is the largest percussion event in the world, featuring 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, workshops, panels and presentations.

For more information about the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, visit Learn more about the Sō Percussion ensemble at Follow and join the Classical Music Task Force conversation on Twitter at or

For more information about Capital Metro, including the MetroRail schedule, please visit

Blackstar Coop Brewery is located at 7020 East Wind Dr. #100. The Capital Metro Downtown Station is located at 401 E. 4th Street. The Crestview Station is located at 6920 N. Lamar Blvd between Justin St. and St. John's Ave.

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Due to limited space aboard MetroRail trains, please RSVP to Erica Macioge at Capital Metro by noon on Nov. 1. Please note that tripods are not allowed aboard MetroRail trains.




Texas Performing Arts:

Gene Bartholomew; (512) 471-0632  

Capital Metro:

Erica Macioge; (512) 369-6085