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GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago ensemble Third Coast Percussion presents the U.S. premiere of its arrangements of Aguas da Amazonia by renowned American composer Philip Glass.

Inspired by a visit to Brazil, each movement of the suite vividly represents the unique character and majesty of various waterways in the Amazon region. The program is rounded out by a performance of Perpetulum, Glass’s first-ever piece for percussion ensemble which was commissioned by Third Coast Percussion in 2018 and premiered to a sold out crowd at the Chicago Humanities Festival that year.


PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Aguas da Amazonia (U.S. Premiere, Chicago Premiere)

The performance will take place in the James Simpson Theatre.

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Perpetulum by Philip Glass was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion with lead support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation. The work was co-commissioned by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, San Francisco Performances, Town Hall Seattle, Performance Santa Fe, the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and the Third Coast Percussion New Works Fund, with additional support from Friedrich Burian, Bruce Oltman, MITO Settembre Musica, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, and the Percussive Arts Society.


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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