The members of Third Coast Percussion are graduates of the country’s finest music schools – Northwestern, Eastman, Yale, the New England Conservatory – and have played as soloists and in orchestras.
But as a group – ensemble-in-residence at University of Notre Dame – they are winning the respect of audiences and critics everywhere. “Vibrant… superb,” says The New Yorker. “Brilliant,” says London’s The Independent. “Sonically spectacular,” says the Chicago Tribune. “A riveting performance,” says The New York Times.
When they played here in 2012, they rocked the College’s “Club Sudakoff,” with works ranging from Reich’s intense and beautiful Mallet Music to Cage’s raucous Third Construction (which featured modified tom-toms called “lion’s roars” and rhythmic conch shell blowing).
This year they will offer a program featuring a movement from Augusta Read Thomas’s acclaimed “Resounding Earth,” composed for bells from around the world; Glenn Kotche’s “Wild Sound;” and works by Owen Clayton Condon, Thierry De Mey, Isaac Schankler, and Third Coast’s own David Skidmore.
To learn more about Third Coast Percussion, visit
Third Coast Percussion: Points of Contact
Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 p.m.
Club Sudakoff, at New College of Florida’s Sudakoff Center
Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m.
Artist Conversation, Thursday, April 28, 5:00 p.m., Club Sudakoff (free)
Tickets: $15. Call 941-487-4888 or visit

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