Monday, March 24, 2014

Third Coast Percussion Concert Tonight!


Third Coast Percussion will perform a concert tonight, Monday, March 24th at 7:30 pm in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall (UB North Campus). Admission is $12/$9/$5 (advance) and $20/$15/$8 (door).

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Since its formation in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has gained national attention with concerts and recordings that meld the energy of rock music with the precisioned nuance of classical chamber works.

These “hard-grooving” musicians (New York Times) have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium, and more. The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

The members of Third Coast Percussion — Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore —hold degrees in music performance from Northwestern University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and Rutgers University. Third Coast Percussion performs exclusively with Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Program

Owen Clayton Condon, Fractalia (2011) — A sonic celebration of fractals
Steve Reich, Mallet Quartet (2009) — A gradually unfolding tapestry of patterns
John Cage, Third Construction (1941) — “Percussion music is revolution.”
Augusta Read Thomas, Resounding Earth (2012) — “Bells are central to my music.”

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