Britten–Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop and Colin Currie
Two iconic works for orchestra in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé, alongside Turnage's exhilarating percussion concerto.
Saturday 8 April, 7.30pmFrom £5.50 to £27.00
Following a performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall the previous day, and ahead of their appearances at our Easter Weekend, one of the world’s outstanding conductors Marin Alsop and the Britten–Pears Orchestra are joined by virtuoso percussionist Colin Currie as they present an exhilarating new concerto and two tours de force of orchestral verve from the early twentieth century.
Mark-Anthony Turnage has won over fans from a wide range of the musical genres with an idiosyncratic style inspired above all by jazz and the rhythmic modernism of Stravinsky. His Percussion Concerto is given its second performance by Colin Currie, hailed by The Telegraph as ‘among the top handful of percussionists in the world’.
It is paired with two mythic works commissioned for the Ballet Russes in 1909–1913: the second suite of music from Ravel’s seductive, opulent ballet, and Stravinsky’s powerful, rhythm-led Rite.
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2
Mark-Anthony Turnage Percussion Concerto (In memoriam Steve Martland)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Marin Alsop conductor
Colin Currie percussion
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