This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
“Elevated themselves into those elite ranks alongside Yarn/Wire, Sō Percussion, Tigue, Iktus and Ensemble Et Al”, as described by the New York Music Daily, Pathos Trio (consisting of percussionists Marcelina Suchocka, Felix Reyes, and pianist Will Healy) is a two percussion and piano trio committed to combining aesthetics of contemporary classical music with their interests in dark, heavy, dense sounds drawn from various genres of music such as alternative rock, progressive/black metal, cathedral music, minimalist music, electronic synth-wave, and more, while also aiming to bring adventurous music to audiences through collaborations with young, living new music composers.
Having been Semi-Finalists for Concert Artist Guild’s 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition and being 2021/2022 Ensemble Forward Grantees from Chamber Music America, their current project for their 2022-2023 season includes recording their second studio album with Grammy Nominated audio engineer Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio LLC and record music videos for each track with Grammy nominated film company Four/Ten Media.
Program of Music Pieces and Composers (in concert order):
“Falling Flames” by Finola Merivale
“Table Talk” by Alyssa Weinberg
“Sonata for Organ No. 4, BWV 528” by J.S. Bach
“Etudes for Melancholy Robots” by Will Healy
“PITY” by Andrew Rodriguez
“Home/Gone” by Clara Warnaar
“Mega Cicada” by Ian Chang
“Can’t Leave The Night” by BADBADNOTGOOD, arr. Matt Kilbort
Born in Bialystok, Poland, Marcelina Suchocka is Principal Percussionist for the Sarasota Orchestra and former Percussion Fellow at the New World Symphony. She has performed as an extra/substitute percussionist with the Chicago Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic.
As a composer and pianist based in New York, Will is noted for his “lushly bluesy” sound and “adroitly blended… textures” (New York Times) when it come to his playing. Outside of Pathos he serves as Artistic Director of ShoutHouse, an artist collective of hip-hop, jazz, and classical musicians. Healy was the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Scholarship at The Juilliard School, where he studied with John Corigliano, Steven Stucky, Samuel Adler, Kevin Puts, Harold Meltzer, and Richard Wilson.
Born in Brentwood, New York, Felix Reyes is Managing Director of Pathos Trio and is a freelance percussionist living in Brooklyn, NY. He has performed all over the United States and abroad, including various countries such as El Salvador, Germany, Poland, Spain, Japan, and serves as Artistic Director for international percussion group Symmetrio and Development/Communications Manager for Decode Ensemble.
“With music strewn across the piano and bow hairs dangling out every which way, our aerial view allows us to see all of the secrets behind Pathos Trio’s inside-the-piano sounds: textured scrapes along ribbed metallic strings, delicate and ethereal pizzicato, and a haunting chorus of bowed strings and voices.”
— Amanda Cook, I Care If You Listen
“These specially commissioned works are so unusual and remarkable that they demand an equal share in the limelight of this debut album, When Dark Sounds Collide by the Pathos Trio. The stunning music expertly interlaces a wide world of time and space, and musical traditions, into extraordinary repertoire for percussion and piano. This has resulted in some truly inspired performances by the members of the trio, who demonstrate – in soli as well as in ensemble – each composer’s heightened skill at conjuring a spectrum of sonic worlds.”
— Raul de Gama, The Whole Note
“Over the past ten years or so, New York has become a hotbed of good percussion ensembles who’ve drawn the attention of similarly innovative, ambitious composers. With just one show under their respective belts, Pathos Trio have elevated themselves into those elite ranks alongside Yarn/Wire, So Percussion, Tigue, Iktus and Ensemble Et Al.”
— NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY