The ensemble will perform a public concert at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the Performing Arts Center’s Ruth Gant Recital Hall.
Third Coast Percussion is a group of four classically-trained percussionists from Chicago. The group won the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its album “Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich”.
The residency includes sessions on arts entrepreneurship, commissioning composers, best practices when composing for percussion instruments, free improvisation and the business of chamber music.
From 9:30-10:30 a.m. April 13 the ensemble will present “Think Outside of the Drum” an educational program at Clearview Elementary School introducing children to the building blocks of music.
At 6 p.m. April 13 the group will perform Terry Riley’s “In C” in the Atwood Memorial Center by the Fireplace Lounge.
All the activities are free and open to the public.
The events are part of the School of the Arts’ 2016-17 Creative Art Series. The 11 events in the third-annual series are designed to expand students’ experiences and the public’s perspectives by introducing them to new concepts and perceptions in the School of the Arts four disciplines — art, film, theater and music.
The Third Coast Percussion residency is made possible thanks to the School of the Arts, the Stephen Fuller Artist Residency Fund, the Central Minnesota Arts Board Artist Residency Grant, and the David Swenson Memorial Foundation Guest Artists Series, Bruce and Dee Pearson Professional Development Fund.
Third Coast Percussion Residency
271 Performing Arts Center
A discussion with percussion and composition studios, music faculty and all students interested in entrepreneurship and the arts on commissioning new music and the business of chamber music.
Performing Arts Center, Ruth Gant Recital Hall
Percussion and digital arts students will assist Third Coast Percussion in setting up for the professional production and provide professional support for the concert.
7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Ruth Gant Recital Hall
Think Outside of the Drum
A fun, interactive and educational presentation for all ages introducing the building blocks of music.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
St. Cloud State University
The artists will have an open seminar-style luncheon where students and faculty will engage with them on a variety of topics.
113 Performing Arts Center
An interactive discussion and open rehearsal exploring the group’s experience with Terry Riley’s music.
Exploring the Music of Steve Reich
113 Performing Arts Center
The group will engage students in an exploration of the music of Steve Reich. Third Coast Percussion collaborated with the composer on their Grammy-winning CD.
Approaching Improvisation in a New Music Ensemble
13 Performing Arts Center
The group will present strategies for practicing improvisation and incorporating it into new compositions.
Performance of Terry Riley’s “In C”
Atwood Memorial Center, Fireside Lounge