Third Coast Percussion

Live at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
About The Artist: 

Click here to read program notes of Third Coast Percussion's concert with Chamber Music Pittsburgh.

Third Coast Percussion is Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore.

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 precision and 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.

Third Coast Percussion is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. They have the honor of being the first ensemble at the University of Notre Dame to create a permanent and progressive ensemble residency program at the center. The ensemble performs multiple recitals annually as part of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Presenting Series season. Third Coast Percussion assumed the position of ensemble-in-residence at Notre Dame in 2013.

Third Coast’s passion for community outreach includes a wide range of residency offerings while on tour, in addition to a long-term residency in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

Thursday, June 23, 2016  |  Concert at 7:30 PM  |  Pre-concert mixer at 6:30 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue in East Liberty
Tickets are $25 and include refreshments from The Livermore!

Chicago-based percussion quartet Third Coast Percussion has been called "undeniably groovy" (Time Out Chicago) and has "an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity" (Minnesota Star-Tribune)!