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Recording Steve Reich’s Quartet

After sell-out concerts at London’s Southbank Centre and at Rotterdam’s Laurenskerk, the Colin Currie Group headed into the studio to record Steve Reich’s Quartet for two pianos and two vibraphones. They were joined by Reich himself in the studio – see photos of the day below. The recording will be released on Nonesuch, release date… Read more »

Music for 18 Musicians at Rotterdam’s Laurenskerk

After a standing ovation at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 24 May, the Colin Currie Group now heads to Rotterdam for two more performances of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on 26 May. The group performs in the spectacular setting of the Laurenskerk church, the only remnant of medieval Rotterdam. Take a look at some… Read more »

Warming up for Music for 18 Musicians at the Southbank Centre

Ahead of the group’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 24 May, watch Colin ‘play’ the Southbank Centre in a video filmed by Classic FM. Grab the last few tickets to see Colin Currie Group perform Reich’s Mallet Quartet, Quartet and Music for 18 Musicians on the Southbank Centre website. The group then brings Music for 18… Read more »

Just announced: Colin Currie Group to perform Tehillim in Tokyo & London

Colin Currie Group will perform Reich’s Tehillim during the 2016/17 season at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall on 1 and 2 March 2017, and at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, London, on 5 May. For all three concerts the group is joined by Synergy Vocals. The concerts mark an important new piece… Read more »

“An amazing year”: a message from Colin

“2015 was an amazing year for the group! A special highlight was in April, when we presented the Dutch Premiere of Steve’s Quartet in a five-city tour of the country. This was in a mixed programme of his works, including Sextet and Mallet Quartet amongst others. Venues included Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Tilburg, and these snaps come… Read more »

Music for 18 Musicians at the Southbank Centre

This season, Colin Currie Group makes a return to Southbank Centre to perform Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, before travelling to Rotterdam for two further performances. Last season Colin Currie Group gave performances of Music for 18 Musicians at Saffron Hall and Glasgow’s ‘Minimal’ festival in which “the ensemble drew the listener in completely… Read more »

‘A captivating ritual’ – Colin Currie Group at the Helsinki Festival

The Colin Currie Group made their debut at the Helsinki Festival on the 19 August 2015 with an all-Reich programme, collaborating with Avanti! Chamber Orchestra on Radio Rewrite and with Steve Reich himself on Clapping Music. The performance also included Pendulum Music and the Finnish premiere of Quartet, Reich’s 2014 composition for two pianos and two… Read more »

Colin Currie Group makes Helsinki Festival Debut with Steve Reich

The Colin Currie Group makes its debut at the Helsinki Festival on 19 August 2015 with an all-Reich programme, featuring Colin Currie and Steve Reich performing Clapping Music and the group giving the Finnish premiere of Quartet. The Helsinki Festival continues its tradition of showcasing prominent contemporary composers with this all-Reich programme that sees members… Read more »

Irish première and Helsinki Festival with Steve Reich

The Colin Currie Group returns to Dublin this month to open the 2015 KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival. On this occasion, the group will perform four scores by Steve Reich, including, once again, an Irish première – a new Reich work, Quartet, written specially for Colin and the musicians. A performance will take… Read more »