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Colin Currie & Friends

Friday 21 August 2015

Colin Currie Percussion
Sam Walton Percussion
Simon Crawford-Phillips Piano
Philip Moore Piano

John Adams Hallelujah Junction
Steve Reich Quartet for Two Vibraphones and Two Pianos
Rolf Wallin Realismos mágicos
Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Exhilarating music for two pianists and two percussionists, performed by exceptional Scottish-born percussionist Colin Currie and friends.

Bristling with energy yet capable of enormous subtlety and a strong emotional charge in his playing, Currie is one of esteemed composer Steve Reich’s most admired performers, and heads the Scottish premiere of Reich’s graceful Quartet for Two Vibraphones and Two Pianos, first performed in 2014.

The foursome completes the programme with the bracing viruosity of Bartók’s pioneering Sonata, Norwegian composer Rolf Wallin’s Márquez-inspired Realismos mágicos, and the radiant repetitions of John Adams’s glistening, two-piano Hallelujah Junction.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 45 minutes approximately

The Queen's Hall Series is supported by

Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors



Colin Currie Percussion
Sam Walton Percussion
Simon Crawford-Phillips Piano
Philip Moore Piano

John Adams Hallelujah Junction
Steve Reich Quartet for Two Vibraphones and Two Pianos
Rolf Wallin Realismos mágicos
Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion


Find out more about Colin Currie

Twitter: @colincurrieperc

Facebook: colincurriepercussion

Colin Currie and Friends | Herald Scotland review

August 22nd 2015

remarkable ★★★★★

Read the full review here (Herald Scotland)

Review by: 

Keith Bruce
Herald Scotland

Colin Currie and Friends | Scotsman review

August 24th 2015

a complete revelation ★★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Carol Main
The Scotsman

Photo: Marco Borggreve

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Centre stalls: £30
Rear stalls: £27
Side stalls: £27 £22 £19
Centre gallery: £30 £27
Side gallery: £22
Limited view: £11
No view seats: £8.50

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off