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Percussion Concert Planned for Sunday Feb 4th

The Symphony’s Percussion section will perform a variety of exciting pieces showcasing the many varied instruments in their repertoire like snare drum, bongos, tom-toms, vibraphone, and even their own hands! Pieces to be performed include Stamina, Clapping Music, Trance, and more! This Concert will be held on Sunday afternoon, February, 4th at 2:30 pm, at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana. 

This Concert features Percussionists Andrew Cierny, Brandon Podjasek, and Jeff Handley.
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Andy Cierny is the Symphony’s Principal Percussionist.
     Originally from Arlington Heights, Andrew Cierny began playing the drums at the age of 4. Soon after, his interest expanded to include concert percussion and piano. Growing up, Andrew balanced formal music training with a strong interest in improvised styles of music playing drumset in various jazz and rock projects. While attending DePaul University, Andrew was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for three seasons, attended the National Repertory Orchestra summer music festival, and was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
     He also subbed with the Chicago Symphony including in their MusicNOW contemporary series and recorded for television commercials. In 2002, he traveled to Japan for the Pacific Music Festival. After graduation, Andrew joined the New World Symphony in Miami Beach where he toured with the orchestra to Rome and New York City, performing at Carnegie Hall.
     Andrew joined the Northwest Indiana Symphony in 2015. He is also Principal Percussionist of the Illinois Symphony, the New Philharmonic and holds positions with the South Bend Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Illinois Philharmonic. He regularly plays with Chicago Philharmonic and Chicago Opera Theater. From 2004-2008, he was a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. He also performed in high capacity with the Milwaukee Symphony for ten seasons, traveling to Carnegie Hall with the MSO in 2012 to perform in the “Spring for Music” festival. Alongside orchestral playing, Andrew plays drumset around Chicago with the jazz group Bopology. When not playing music, Andrew enjoys running, traveling, spending time with his family, and operates a mobile tech repair business.

The Theatre is located at 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster, Indiana. 

Get your tickets now at nisorchestra.org/percussion
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Call 219-836-0525.
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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.