Third Coast Percussion to perform March 21, 2015
as the closing Stave Sessions concert
Due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances, composer Max Richter is unable to perform as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston Stave Sessions on March 21, 2015. Percussion ensemble Third Coast Percussion was selected to perform as the closing concert during the Stave Sessions inaugural year. They will perform music from their Points of Contact program on Saturday, March 21 at 7pm at 160 Mass Ave. Patrons who have purchased tickets to the Max Richter concerts will be notified about their exchange options.
Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering vibrant performances for audiences of all kinds. Founded in 2005, this brilliant ensemble has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, offers groundbreaking cross-disciplinary residencies, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including David T. Little, Timothy Andres, Ted Hearne, Glenn Kotche and Augusta Read Thomas. Third Coast Percussion is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
From delicate chamber music on Japanese prayer bowls to the incomparable power of beating drums, Points of Contact has it all. Featuring instruments from around the world, some of the greatest composers of the last 100 years, plus original music by Third Coast Percussion.
More Information about Celebrity Series Stave Sessions
Produced by Celebrity Series of Boston, Stave Sessions is a new music series that will present the next generation of contemporary artists to Boston audiences. The week-long festival takes place at 160 Mass Ave, a unique, intimate venue located on the Berklee College of Music campus. Performances run nightly March 15-21, 2015. WCRB 99.5, Boston’s listener-supported classical radio station, is the official radio partner for the Stave Sessions. WCRB is a WGBH station.
Stave Sessions will showcase young, emerging artists who represent diverse and innovative approaches, integrating their music training into contemporary fusion and genre-bending styles. In performances that defy standard categorizations, the genres that will be explored range from jazz, folk, and pop to Brazilian bossa and Tuvan throat singing. For over 75 years, the Celebrity Series has been an important force for advancing artistic disciplines through the development of emerging artists.
160 Mass Ave (venue)
The performance space is located at 160 Mass Ave, Berklee’s newest campus building completed in spring 2014. Located on the second and third floors of the multi-use high-rise building, the Stave Sessions venue includes floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer concertgoers an urban backdrop with views of the city, and an upscale cabaret vibe.