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Third Coast Percussion Residency

Market Square Concerts brings Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion's "Perpetulum" and two educational programs to Harrisburg, PA.

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Third Coast Percussion Masterclass on Jan. 16, 2020, 4 pm at Messiah College, Parmer Hall

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Market Square Concerts

Forty people attended the final event of TCP’s two-day residency, a masterclass at Messiah College, Parmer Hall on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4 pm.   Among those who attended, 10 were pre-college students, 23 were college students, and 7 adults.  Two percussion ensembles and a marimba soloist from Messiah College Department of Music performed and worked with TCP members.  Third Coast Percussion members also shared important insides about developing an ensemble career in contemporary cultural landscape. 

More photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarketSquareConcerts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157709549120915

Market Square Concerts is grateful to the New Music USA Grant, Dr. William Anderson, Whitaker Center, Messiah College Department of Music, as well as the Harrisburg Symphony for making this residency possible. 

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Third Coast Percussion “Think Outside the Drum” Educational Program on January 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Market Square Concerts

130 K-12 age children and 30 parents/teachers attended Third Coast Percussion’s Think Outside the Drum educational program on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10:30 am at Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA.  This was the second event of TCP’s two-day residency.  Children learned about three main elements of music: rhythm, melody, and timbre through observing performances, interactive activities, as well as a Q&A session.  

More photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarketSquareConcerts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157709549120915 

Market Square Concerts is grateful to the New Music USA Grant, Dr. William Anderson, Whitaker Center, Messiah College Department of Music, as well as the Harrisburg Symphony for making this residency possible. 

 

Third Coast Percussion’s Performance on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Whitaker Center

Posted on January 19, 2020 by Market Square Concerts

Third Coast Percussion Concert at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA on Jan. 15, 2020 at 8 PM was a success!  175 people attended the first of three events of TCP’s two-day residency. Among them, 23 were K-12 age children and 16 were college students.  Many of those who attended, were new to contemporary music, as well as to a percussion ensemble performance.  

More photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarketSquareConcerts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157709549120915 

Market Square Concerts is grateful to the New Music USA Grant, Dr. William Anderson, Whitaker Center, Messiah College Department of Music, as well as the Harrisburg Symphony for making this residency possible.  

Overview

Market Square Concerts presents Grammy award-winning Third Coast Percussion in a mini-residency which includes a performance of TCP’s new program “Perpetulum” at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, PA, as well as two educational outreach presentations: “Think Outside the Drum” for K-12 age students at Whitaker Center and a masterclass at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg for college level percussion students.

“Perpetulum” is Phillip Glass’s first ever composition for a percussion ensemble. The work was commissioned and premiered by Third Coast Percussion and the Chicago Tribune review praised its “… score rich in musical incident, its meters and textures constantly changing. Its embrace of pitched and non-pitched instrumentation immensely appealing to hear,” as well as noted that “a sense of joy pervaded all this music, thanks to the intricately interlocking figures Glass wrote and TCP’s fastidious execution of them.” TCP has built a richly varied program around “Perpetulum” with works by Augusta Read Thomas, Devonte Hynes, Peter Martin, Mark Applebaum, Robert Dillon and David Skidmore. This all-American contemporary program is presented by Market Square Concerts as part of an effort to raise awareness in the Central Pennsylvania community about the exciting creative developments in the genre of instrumental chamber music.

TCP’s “Think Outside the Drum” is a fun, interactive, and educational presentation introducing the building blocks of music (rhythm, melody, and timbre) through active participation in a series of interactive activities including clapping, singing, and a listening game. Students learn about the extraordinary range of percussion instruments that can be found in cultures around the world, as well as in their own kitchen cabinets. This program will be presented on the morning of January 16, 2020 at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to a number of K-12 age students from Central PA schools. Market Square Concerts will collaborate on this aspect of TCP mini-residency with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Director of Education. The masterclass for percussion students of all levels at Messiah College will take place at 4 pm on January 16, 2020 at the Parmer Hall in High Center for Performing Arts. Market Square Concerts will collaborate with the Messiah College Music Department on this event. Messiah College Music Department currently includes over one hundred music major students and Market Square Concerts regularly presents masterclasses by world class performers in the recently built state of the art High Center for Performing Arts.

This project is one of the largest contemporary American classical music events in Central PA. Its role in advocacy for contemporary music and audience development cannot be overstated. The collaboration between several organizations required to make this happen is based in a uniquely collaborative relationships which Market Square Concerts enjoys with Messiah College, Harrisburg Symphony and Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, because of MSC directors’ affiliations with these organizations and their background as performers and educators.

Start and End Dates

01/15/202001/16/2020

Location

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Last update on January 19, 2020

Associated Events

January 16, 2020 | Menchanicsburg, PA
January 16, 2020 | Harrisburg, PA
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Since 1981, Market Square Concerts has been dedicated to the presentation of a wide repertoire of chamber music performed by distinguished professional artists, both established and emerging. Our mission also includes education and engagement of the general public in chamber music as an art form, as well as collaboration with other arts organizations and community partnerships.…

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