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Music of Today: Colin Currie Curates

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Percussionist Colin Currie in performance.


Michael Francis – conductor
Colin Currie – percussion


Luke Bedford Staggered Nocturne (World premiere, Philharmonia commission)

Philippe Hurel Four Variations

The spotlight is on boundary-pushing percussionist Colin Currie, the man Steve Reich described as “one of the greatest musicians in the world today”, in this free early evening concert.

Be the first to hear Staggered Nocturne, a new concerto for percussion and orchestra composed with Currie’s extraordinary technique and engaging personality in mind. It was commissioned by the Philharmonia from award-winning British composer Luke Bedford, acclaimed for his “luminous soundworld” (The Guardian).

Then immerse yourself in French composer Philippe Hurel’s Four Variations, “a virtuosic anticoncerto for percussion and ensemble in which vibraphone [is] gradually submerged in a bright tapestry of sound” (The New York Times).

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Running time

50 mins, no interval

Recommended age



You can take drinks from the bar into this performance.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

After the event


The lobby of the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, audience queuing at hall entrance

Purcell Room

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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