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Colin Currie & Friends

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

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

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

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

21 August 2015

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.