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A Magical Cirque Christmas, concerts, and a sound bath

Last night A Magical Cirque Christmas opened at CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe), starring magician Lucy Darling (aka Carisa Hendrix) as hostess. Hendrix’s alter ego is a 1920s-style screwball dipsomaniac with a special talent for making bottles of booze and cocktails appear and disappear. She’ll be joining a lineup of circus artists in this family-friendly […]

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For the first time in nearly 60 years, Instrument for La Monte Young sings again

David Skidmore couldn’t even begin to count the number of instruments he’s played. As a member of Grammy Award favorites Third Coast Percussion (most recently nominated for Perspectives, released earlier this year), Skidmore could plausibly play instruments from all six habitable continents for any given performance—plus the odd metal scrap, surgical tube, or squeaky toy.  […]

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Third Coast Percussion evolves along with the pandemic

Reba Cafarelli is managing director for Third Coast Percussion, working primarily in booking, marketing, and day-to-day operations. The ensemble is incorporated as a nonprofit, and it has a board of directors and three full-time employees in addition to its four members. In May 2022 Third Coast Percussion plans to release its next album, which will […]

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Spektral Quartet and Third Coast Percussion celebrate the work of Augusta Read Thomas

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s prestigious Mead Composer-in-Residence for the longest term so far (from 1997 to 2006, under both Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez), Augusta Read Thomas has been an indefatigable force in new music in Chicago as a composer, educator, and curator. Since 2010 she’s been a professor of music composition at the University […]