Join us for a broadcast of Metamorphosis with movement artists Ron Myles and Quentin Robinson. Click here to join the livestream.
Each year, Third Coast Percussion presents 4-5 concerts of percussion music in their hometown of Chicago. In concert halls, theaters, and art galleries, the ensemble joins with world-renowned performers for programs that include premieres of new works for percussion alongside modern classic percussion music.
Third Coast Percussion was scheduled to make its Carnegie Hall debut on January 8, 2021, with a special performance of its new collaborative program Metamorphosis. Though that performance was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Third Coast is glad to present a broadcast of Metamorphosis to celebrate the occasion. Recorded at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, home of La Jolla Music Society, this performance of Metamorphosis features movement artists Ron Myles and Quentin Robinson, with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, plus Third Coast Percussion's critically acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass's Aguas da Amazonia.
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Metamorphosis
TYONDAI BRAXTON Sunny X
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Amazon River
Movement by Ron Myles and Quentin Robinson
Choreography by Movement Art Is (Jon Boogz and Lil Buck)
Lighting design by Joe Burke
Stage direction by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Click here to watch the Metamorphosis trailer, with videography by David Javier, Tim Salaz, and Dakota Sillyman.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington, with additional support from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and the Julian Family Foundation.
Perspective by Jlin was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Boulanger Initiative, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Carnegie Hall, the Lester & Hope Abelson Fund for the Performing Arts at the Chicago Community Foundation, the DEW Foundation, and Third Coast Percussion’s New Works Fund.
Sunny X by Tyondai Braxton was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, George Mason University, and Carnegie Hall with additional support from Third Coast Percussion’s New Works Fund.