HKUST Music Alive! - Third Coast Percussion

7:30pm - 9:00pm
CMA Lecture (LTL), Cheng Yu Tung Building, HKUST


One of the most unique musical ensembles in United States comes to HKUST to delight audiences with its dynamic and virtuosic percussion playing. Returning to Hong Kong after a thrilling residency during the height of the pandemic in 2020, Third Coast will hold an exclusive concert at HKUST thanks to a collaboration with Hong Kong’s own Toolbox Percussion. This Grammy Award winning ensemble has been called “commandingly elegant” by the New York Times and the Washington Post declared them as having “rare power”.



Metamorphosis No. 1 (1988/1999/2020)


Philip Glass (b. 1937)/
arr. Third Coast Percussion

Perspective (2020)

  Jlin (b. 1987)

Amazon River (1993/1999/2016)

  Philip Glass/arr. TCP



Sunny X (2019)

  Tyondai Braxton (b. 1978)

Perspective (2020)
    “Fourth Perspective”




Sean Connors
Robert Dillon
Peter Martin

David Skidmore

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About Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion is a GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet and GRAMMY®-nominated composer collective. For over fifteen years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune).

The ensemble has worked with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, dancers at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and musicians from traditions ranging from the mbira music of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, to indie rockers and footwork producers, to some of the world’s leading concert musicians. Third Coast Percussion served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center from 2013—2018, and currently serves as ensemble-in-residence at Denison University.

For more information, please visit Third Coast Percussion.


  • This event is for:

    • Friend of HKUST (Note: You can sign up as "Friend of HKUST" when registering for the event.)

    • HKUST faculty and staff

    • HKUST student

    • HKUST alumni

    • Family member of HKUST faculty and staff (with family or resident card)

  • Free admission. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • This event is for ages 6 and above.

  • An individual registrant can register for up to four (4) guests including the Registrant himself/herself.

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  • Registrant who successfully made the booking will receive a confirmation email with a PDF attachment of printable tickets and QR codes for all the guests he/she registered.

  • No hourly parking or free parking will be provided to registrants.  Please take public transportation to HKUST.

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