Colin Currie premieres Julia Wolfe's percussion concerto riSE and fLY
Published: 08 October 2012
On Thursday 11 October, Colin Currie will give the world premiere performance of Julia Wolfe’s percussion concerto riSE and fLY with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Written for Currie, the concerto is described by Wolfe as a “street percussion concerto”, the first half of which comprises body percussion, and the second shifting to a focus on an array of instruments such as tubs, buckets and oven racks. The concerto is part of an all-Wolfe programme for the Southbank Centre’s annual music festival ‘Ether’.
Click on the link below to listen to an audio interview with Currie on the Wolfe concerto: