January 24, 2018
by Amanda Sewell
Ensemble member Rob Dillon recently traveled to Interlochen, Michigan, to work with the percussion ensemble of the Interlochen Academy of the Arts, a fine arts boarding high school that trains young artists in music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance. Between rehearsal sessions with these talented young people, he visited Interlochen Public Radio and chatted with Classical IPR’s Amanda Sewell about some pieces of music that deeply influenced his own life and career. He also explained how a percussionist creates the sound of a lion roaring as well as which member of Third Coast Percussion got to keep the Grammy statuette. Click here to hear the entire conversation, complete with music!
Both the Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion will perform in April as part of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Steve Reich Festival. Click here for more information about Third Coast’s performance.