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Cambridge Music Festival debut with Steve Reich

On 8 November, the Colin Currie Group is joined by Steve Reich for its debut at Cambridge Music Festival with a performance featuring Music for 18 Musicians.  Prior to the concert, Reich joins Colin Currie for a pre-performance talk at The Guildhall in Cambridge featuring discussion and performance of Reich’s music. Reich then joins Currie to open the concert,… Read more »

Happy Birthday Steve Reich

Colin Currie and Sam Walton of the Colin Currie Group perform Reich’s Clapping Music for an 80th birthday tribute. Happy birthday, Steve!  #ReichAt80 #Reich80  

Debut at the 30th Macau International Music Festival with a sold out performance

Colin Currie Group debuts at the 30th Macau International Music Festival on 7 October 2016, performing music by Steve Reich in the same week as the composer’s 80th birthday. The performance at Macau Cultural Centre includes Music for Pieces of Wood, Mallet Quartet and Drumming and sold out months in advance. Whilst in Macau, Colin… Read more »

Colin Currie Group look forward to a busy 2016/17 season

The group’s 2016/17 season includes a sold out concert in Macau, Reich 80th birthday celebrations, returns to Tokyo and London, and new repertoire: Tehillim. They begin the season on 7 October with an already sold-out debut in Macao at the 30th Macao International Music Festival, performing Reich’s Drumming just days after the composer’s 80th birthday. Following this,… Read more »

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 »