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Founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, presents an annual concert season at home in Chicago, teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including Glenn Kotche, Philip Glass, Devonté Hynes, Chris Cerrone, Augusta Read Thomas, Donnacha Dennehy, and David T. Little.

The mission of Third Coast Percussion is to inspire and educate through the creation of exciting and unexpected musical experiences.

Third Coast Percussion's vision is a world-wide audience that embraces creativity, curiosity, and community through music.

Congratulations to Brian Ellis, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer and Florence Anna Maunders, the composers selected for our 2022/23 Currents Creative Partnership! We will be collaborating with Ellis, Vanderveer and Maunders to create new

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Program Notes for “Currents” – June 26, 2022

PROGRAM Matters/Mind by Alexis C. Lamb the season of Big rain (Mbura ya Njahĩ) by Nyokabi Kariũki Wógligleya (Tȟuŋkášila Čečiyelo) by Kite in collaboration with Santee Witt** Intermission Etude 1

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Intern Spotlight: David Kortes

David at his "COVID graduation" -- celebrating at home. Where are you from? Milwaukee, WI. What is one thing about yourself that you'd want everyone to know? I will be

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TCP’s 2020-21 Season Annual Report

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Saturday, August


Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

21850 Riverwoods Rd
Riverwoods, IL United States

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

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Saturday, September


Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg, PA

Tuesday, September


Field Museum

Chicago, IL