May 18

Debut at the Barbican Centre

Colin Currie Group perform Steve Reich’s Tehillim at the Barbican Centre‘s Sounds and Visions, a weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr. The performance marks the group’s debut at the Barbican.

Synergy Vocals joins the Group, conducted by Colin Currie, to open the concert with Reich’s blend of minimalist style and ancient Hebrew texts. The programme then explores some of Richter’s most important influences, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Andre de Ridder) performing music by Ives and Berio and concluding with the London premiere of Richter’s Three Worlds.

The Colin Currie Group has enjoyed major success in the 2017/18 season, with a weekend residency at Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris at the invitation of Steve Reich and the release of their critically acclaimed recording of Drumming. The group first performed Tehilim at Tokyo Opera City in March 2017 in the presence of the composer, who described their performance as “the best I’ve ever heard”.