Third Coast Percussion


January 29, 2011 - 8:00pm

Third Coast Percussion will perform at the Carnegie Lecture Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 29 in a program co-presented by Music on the Edge, The Andy Warhol Museum, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. The program will include John Cage’s Third Construction, Matthew Barnson’s Percussion Quartet (a work commissioned by Third Coast), and Philippe Manoury’s multi-movement Le Livre des Claviers.

Praised by Time Out Chicago for “chops, polish, and youthful joy in performing,” Third Coast Percussion uses an impressive array of percussion instruments to create a performance experience like no other.  With exceptional talent and dedicated artistry, this “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) quartet combines the driving intensity of drums, the beautiful warmth of marimbas and vibraphones, and the surprisingly exotic sounds of everyday objects to make music that is playful, memorable and profound.  In performances around the country, the Chicago-based ensemble has swiftly gained national attention for effortlessly combining the energy of a rock concert with the precision and sophistication of classical chamber music.

“…sonically spectacular…” —The Chicago Tribune

Tickets in Advance through ProArts Tickets Service: $15 general, $10 non-Pitt students and seniors. Tickets at the door: $20/$15. Pitt students admitted free with valid ID.

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