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Colin Currie, Percussion


Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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About the Event

One of the most internationally sought-after solo percussionists of our time, Colin Currie will perform feats of percussion acrobatics, bouncing seamlessly between instruments with his hallmark “cool headed brilliance” (The Daily Telegraph, London). Having premiered works by most of today’s leading composers, all of Colin Currie’s performances sparkle with novelty and spontaneity. With the seemingly in nite range of sounds conjured by his instruments, Currie will show music at its most primal, liberating, and unexpected.

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“Realismos Mágicos” – solo percussion music by Per Norgaard, Toshio Hosokawa, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis and Rolf Wallin's eleven short pieces based on Gabriel García Márquez short stories.  Currie will be joined by actor Michael Dean Morgan who read excerpts from Garcia Márquez' stories as part of the presentation.


ELLIOTT CARTER Figment V for Solo Marimba
PER NØRGÅRD “Fire over Water” from I-Ching for Solo Percussion
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Remniscence for Solo Marimba
BRUNO MANTOVANI Moi, jeu… for Solo Marimba
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Vibra-Elufa for Solo Vibraphone
ROLF WALLIN  Realismos Mágicos for Solo Marimba

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