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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 »

Colin awarded RPS Award

Colin has been awarded the RPS Instrumentalist Award for achievement in the UK during 2014.  He was presented with the award at a ceremony in London on 5 May where he also performed a short marimba solo. One of the highlights of 2014 was the Colin Currie Group’s world premiere performance of Reich Quartet at… Read more »

Colin Currie Group April/May UK concerts

After a successful tour of the Netherlands earlier in April, the Colin Currie Group returns to the UK for three concerts of music by Steve Reich. The group’s first stop will be at Saffron Hall performing Music for 18 Musicians on Sunday 26th of April, followed by Saint David’s Hall in Cardiff on the 1st of May, this time… Read more »

Colin Currie Group tour the Netherlands

Colin and the Group embark on a five-date tour of the Netherlands in April 2015. The tour opens at De Doelen (pictured), Rotterdam, where Colin is artist in residence. As part of that venue’s ‘Red Sofa Series’, they perform four Reich works for small ensemble: Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet, Mallet Quartet and the Dutch premiere of Quartet. The… Read more »

Colin Currie Group gives Belgian premiere of Quartet

Colin and the ensemble travelled to Belgium this week for a concert at the Handelsbeurs Concertzaal in Gent (21 January). As well as performing Clapping Music, Nagoya Marimbas and John Adams’s Hallelujah Junction, the Group gave the Belgian premiere of Reich’s Quartet (in performance, pictured), which was composed for them. More information and images Press… Read more »