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DePaul School of Music
Holtschneider Performance Center CHICAGO CONCERT SEASON

Third Coast Percussion presents the premiere of its new program, Rituals and Meditations.

Each year, Third Coast Percussion presents 4-5 concerts of percussion music in their hometown of Chicago. In concert halls, theaters, and art galleries, the ensemble joins with world-renowned performers for programs that include premieres of new works for percussion alongside modern classic percussion music.

Rituals and Meditations

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION Rituals and Meditations (title TBD) (World Premiere)
MARK APPLEBAUM Gauntlet (World Premiere)
Millennium Canticles (World Premiere)

The performance will take place in Gannon Concert Hall at the Holtschneider Performance Center.
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Rituals permeate every aspect of human life, and music is no exception. An evening of inventive new works for percussion explores how music plays a role in everything from renewing a world in chaos to the pursuit of wellness through meditation practice.

Missy Mazzoli’s Millennium Canticles imagines the musicians as a post-apocalyptic group of survivors who struggle to remember the rituals and stories that once made them human. Gauntlet by Mark Applebaum transforms hundreds of tiny everyday objects into the sonic backdrop for a grand procession. Finally, an original composition by Third Coast Percussion brings the focus inward, exploring the ritual of meditation through sound.


This performance is supported by The Zell Family Foundation.

Third Coast Percussion’s 2022/2023 Chicago Concert Season is generously supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. Third Coast Percussion acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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