Called “hard-grooving musicians” by The New York Times, Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion has been recognized for its “superb” (New Yorker) sound, unique take on percussion instrumentation, and integration of new media in performances. (So integrated, that they’ve offered free phone and tablet apps at their performances to enhance audience experience.) This evening, they’ll perform David Little’s “Haunt of Last Nightfall,” which blends pre-recorded heavy metal sounds with live percussion for a “tender, elegiac, dark, and epic” experience; and Tan Dun’s “Elegy: Snow in June,” written for percussion and cello to commemorate Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre. They’ll also perform other Third Coast Percussion favorites, including John Cage’s “Credo in Us.” For “Elegy,” the quartet will be joined by guest soloist Joshua Roman in what’s sure to be an unforgettably powerful night of music. The group — Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore — is Ensemble-in-Residence at University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and is known for working closely with new composers and integrating community outreach and workshops on their tours.
Learn more: About the ensemble.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Town Music series, curated by Joshua Roman.
Series supported by the Wyncote Foundation NW, Tagney-Jones Family Fund, and the Nesholm Family Foundation.
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