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A round-up of a fantastic year & looking forward to 2017

Colin Currie and Sam Walton take a look back at 2016, and at what’s to come in 2017. “2016 was the year in which the group really consolidated their work on Music for 18 Musicians. We played the piece variously, at our London home of the Southbank Centre, in the stunning Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, and… Read more »

Reich Day at Wells Cathedral School’s Cedars Hall

On 19 November members of the Colin Currie Group will lead a Reich Day at Wells Cathedral School’s Cedars Hall as part of the new hall’s opening season programme. Colin Currie, Adrian Spillett, Owen Gunnell and Sam Walton will join young percussion students from the specialist music school in an in depth exploration of the… Read more »

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 »