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Third Coast Percussion

Gunter Theatre

“Think Outside the Drum” is a fun, interactive educational performance for all ages that introduces three of the building blocks of music – rhythm, melody, and timbre.   


Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy®-winning quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over 10 years, the ensemble has forged a unique path with energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.


The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (The New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (The Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2013, have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.


Third Coast Percussion has commissioned and premiered new works from Philip Glass, Devonté Hynes, Donnacha Dennehy, Glenn Kotche, Lei Liang, Gavin Bryars, Christopher Cerrone, Marcos Balter, and today’s leading up-and-coming composers through their Emerging Composers Partnership Program.

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Recommended Grade Levels: K-8
Genre: Music
Curricular Connections: General Music, Percussion

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