Update: The Boston Globe reviewed Moe's Kick & Ride. You can read the full review online here.
"Eric Moe's "Kick & Ride," a brawny concerto for drum set and orchestra written for the brilliant percussionist Robert Schulz. He drove the piece forward with muscular rhythms, which the orchestra followed with angular, stop-start commentary. The first movement hints at big-band music while the second, marked "Tempo di Wipeout," contains some well-hidden allusions to that masterpiece of surf rock"
Boston Modern Orchestra Project will premiere Eric Moe's Kick & Ride, concerto for drumset and orchestra Friday, May 22, at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Another of Moe's works, Dead Cat Bounce for chamber ensemble, will be premiered by contemporary music group counter)induction at Merkin Concert Hall on June 15. Moe continues to enjoy performances of his existing works, including the recent performance of his Pulaski Skyway Waltz by virtuoso pianist Amy Briggs and the upcoming performance of Strange Exclaiming Music by pianist Geoffrey Burleson and violinist Mary Rowell during the 2009 Tribecca New Music Festival in June.