Third Coast Percussion

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ticket Information

Tickets are $25 or $5 with Student ID

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the UChicago Arts Box Office at (773) 702.ARTS (2787)

7:30 PM
Presented By
The University of Chicago Presents
Event Type
New Music
Event Contact
James M Hillis
“[Thomas’s music] explodes with an extroverted boldness of utterance audiences and musicians alike find challenging yet immediate. It’s music that doesn’t sound like anybody else’s—music that insists you pay attention.” -John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

Internationally acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas composed Resounding Earth for Third Coast Percussion, collecting over 125 bells from around the world to create a beautiful and completely unprecedented sound world.  Burmese spinning bells, Indian “Noah” bells, Japanese rin (“singing bowls”), Thai gongs and many more bells and bell-sounds from around the world are brought together on a single stage to create a powerful new work by one of the most sought-after composers working today.  The program is rounded out by two other works that marry sounds from East and West.

Resounding Earth was commissioned by The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with additional funding from The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts/Department of Music and the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.


Ensemble Name
Third Coast Percussion

7:30 pm Concert Program
Guo Wenjing: Parade
John Cage: Third Construction
Augusta Read Thomas: Resounding Eart

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL
773.702.ARTS (2787)