New works by Philip Glass, Devonté Hynes, and more
Photo by Saverio Truglia
“An inspirational sense of fun and curiosity”
-New York Times
As the percussion section has moved from the back of the orchestra to center stage, Third Coast Percussion has been leading the way. Incorporating their classical training with stylistic influences ranging from Zimbabwean mbira music to art rock, the ensemble lights up the stage at every concert with “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity.” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). This program highlights the very best of the ensemble’s recent work, including new pieces written for the ensemble by musical icon Philip Glass, musical polymath Devonté Hynes, and the ensemble’s own compositions.
Read a feature article about Third Coast Percussion’s concerts, residencies, commissions, and other activities from The Chicago Reader.
Click above to hear selections from this program. Program subject to change.
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION Niagara
PETER MARTIN Bend
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Resounding Earth II
DEVONTÉ HYNES Perfectly Voiceless
MARK APPLEBAUM Aphasia
PHILIP GLASS Perpetulum
ROBERT DILLON Ordering-Instincts
DAVID SKIDMORE Torched and Wrecked
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