S&S: Chicago

Coming to the Windy City this December, Strength & Sensitivity presents a trio of powerhouse percussionists: Gloria Yehilevsky, Rebecca McDaniel, and Colleen Bernstein. Joining forces specially for this project, the three musicians will craft an evocative program featuring new works, arrangements, improvisations, and reimagined versions of existing percussion music. The show will also feature a local Chicago writer or spoken word artist performing their work in collaboration with the musicians.


December 6, 2019

7:30 p.m. CST

Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago IL

Photo by Fanny Dupuis

Photo by Fanny Dupuis


S&S: Austin

In March 2020, Colleen teams up with internationally renowned composer and performer Ivan Trevino for a series of concerts and educational events in Austin, TX. The pair’s show — the first duo performance under the S&S umbrella — will feature a large scale new work co-composed by both artists.

Ongoing Commissions

Interested in writing a piece that fits the themes of Strength & Sensitivity? Could be solo percussion, electroacoustic music, chamber music, percussion + voice, or beyond. Send me a note to share your ideas!

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Up/Down Percussion

Strength & Sensitivity is proud to partner with Up/Down Percussion, a quartet from Columbus, Georgia, to develop a special touring concert featuring new music and slam poetry. This project celebrates Up/Down Percussion as the first S&S Ambassador Ensemble. Stay tuned for details!