The Furman University Department of Music and Furman Percussion Club will host Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion in a concert Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame, Third Coast Percussion makes an appearance at Furman following its first Grammy nomination and Grammy Award. The group won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for the album Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich (Cedille Records). The award marks the first time a percussion ensemble has won a Grammy in a Chamber Music category.
Founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, presents an annual concert season in its home base of Chicago, and teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels. The ensemble has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including Glenn Kotche, Chris Cerrone, Donnacha Dennehy, Timo Andres, Augusta Read Thomas, David T. Little, and Ted Hearne in addition to recording its own compositions.
Third Coast Percussion’s recordings include three full-length albums, three EPs, and several appearances on other releases. Socially minded, the ensemble maintains strong ties to Chicago’s vibrant artistic community. The group has collaborated with institutions such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Adler Planetarium, performed at the grand opening of Maggie Daley Children’s Park, conducted residencies at local universities and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, created collaborative projects with Chicago-based composers, and have taught tens of thousands of students through partnerships with Urban Gateways, the People’s Music School, the Chicago Park District, Rush Hour Concerts, and others.
The four members of Third Coast Percussion met while studying percussion music at Northwestern University. Members of Third Coast also hold degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rutgers University, the New England Conservatory, and the Yale School of Music.
Learn more about Third Coast Percussion. For more information, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086. Or contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.
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