Third Coast Percussion Quartet Presenting Classes, Concert at River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 6, 2009 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music’s Percussion Studio will host the Third Coast Percussion Quartet in a two-day residency Feb. 16-17.

The Third Coast Percussion Quartet is a Chicago-based group and will hold master classes and clinics at Southeast’s River Campus as well as Jackson High School.  The Quartet also will meet with music theory classes and music composition students during their time on campus.  The residency will culminate with a concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall located in the Seminary Building at the River Campus.

Third Coast Percussion Quartet

Praised by Time Out Chicago for their “chops, polish, and youthful joy in performing,” Third Coast Percussion effortlessly combines the energy of a rock concert with the finesse of classical chamber music.  They have swiftly gained national attention with their performances at the Kennedy Center and the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as their concert and festival appearances in Florida, California, Texas and throughout the Chicago-land area.  With repertoire and influences ranging from contemporary masters Steve Reich and Luciano Berio to electronic and rock pioneers Radiohead and Autechre, Third Coast Percussion is as dynamic and diverse as the musical landscape of the 21st century.

Third Coast Percussion has established a reputation for their commitment to the highest standards in the performance of today’s music. The quartet is passionately dedicated to new American music, having commissioned, premiered and performed pieces by many of today’s preeminent up-and-coming composers.

The Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Studio is under the direction of Shane Mizicko, director of percussion studies.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, online at MetroTix.com, keywords “percussion” or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.