Chicago’s superb Third Coast Percussion, recently named ensemble in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, concludes its concert season with one of its most eclectic, melodic, and forward-looking programs. The centerpiece of the evening is Dmitri Tymoczko’s Röckdöts, whose high-energy, high-volume collision of tuned percussion, piano, and clattery kit drumming borrows the feel of complicated prog rock. Nico Muhly’s gorgeous Pillaging Music, a billowing miniature for piano and tuned percussion, owes a small debt to Steve Reich in terms of timbre, but its fractally blossoming florets of melody carve out their own aesthetic space. Also on the program are Alexandre Lunsqui’s Shi, a workout for scraped, scratched, and frantically rubbed whiskey bottles, grill grates, and chopsticks; new commissions for Chicago composers Ryan Ingebritsen and Marc Mellits; and Mark Applebaum’s Wristwatch Geology, the score of which is inscribed on four wristwatches worn by the four members of the ensemble. —Peter Margasak $20
For the past few years Mavado has been in the same predicament that’s afflicted so many other dancehall superstars: he’s practically a demigod in Jamaica, but barely anyone in the U.S. knows who he is. This is despite the fact that his American fan base consists not just of dancehall geeks but also of massive rap stars. Jay-Z and Drake are fans, Snoop and French Montana have both featured him as a guest on songs, and hip-hop kingmaker DJ Khaled has signed him to a record deal. But even given his lack of crossover in the States so far, Mavado could still break out here: his signature style is supersmooth, highly melodic, and unlikely to strike an audience already acclimated to Sean Paul as too exotic to handle. Then again, he seems to be doing just fine without us. —Miles Raymer DJ Ringo and One Blood open. $35, $49.95 VIP
Part of the Israeli Jazz Festival.