Press Materials


Praise

“They play as if they’re a single, eight-armed organism”
-NPR Music

“Virtuosity and deft, precisely timed wit”
-Washington Post

“Commandingly elegant”
-New York Times

“Vibrant…superb”
-Alex Ross, The New Yorker

“An inspirational sense of fun and curiosity”
-Minnesota Star-Tribune

“The group performed with absolute aplomb”
-Boston Globe

“Marvelous”
-Chicago Tribune

“Mysterious, funny, endlessly inventive”
-Boston Classical Review

“Brilliant”
-Independent (UK)

“Technical precision, palpable groove and outstanding sound”
-Time Out New York 

“Hard-grooving”
-New York Times

“Savvy and hyper-talented young percussionists”
-Musical Toronto

“Fluency and zest”
-Andrew Clements, the Guardian (UK)

“Undeniably groovy…masterfully performed”
-Time Out Chicago

“One of the country’s finest new music ensembles”
-Chicago Reader

“The musicality and fierce focus of Third Coast Percussion electrified the room.”
-Sarasota Herald-Tribune 

Reviews and Features

East meets West in bracing style at Chinese Fine Arts Society concert

August 1, 2011
by Michael Cameron

Zhou Long may be the first Chinese-American composer honored with a Pulitzer, but predecessors of his heritage have achieved great prominence on the concert stage. One of the most acclaimed is Tan Dun, the only composer represented who has flirted with the Western avant-garde. His Elegy: Snow in June is a haunting work for solo cello and percussion quartet that, like most of the others, finds inspiration in ancient legends. continue reading »