Colin Currie & Ilan Volkov

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Music Hall
Union Street
AB10 1QS

Shostakovich Festival Overture (c.7 mins) Andy Akiho Percussion Concerto (c.30 mins) Interval Prokofiev Symphony No.6 (c.42 mins)

Colin Currie percussion Ilan Volkov conductor

Imagine this. A dazzling and joyful display of virtuosity with Scottish percussion sensation Colin Currie.

All music tells a story, but the best music tells more than one. Shostakovich’s Festival Overture opens with jubilant trumpets – but this was the Soviet Union, so it would do, wouldn’t it? Prokofiev wrote his Sixth Symphony in the aftermath of World War Two, and though it’s certainly an epic, it’s far from clear that it ends in anything as simple as triumph. At the heart of this concert, Colin Currie performs a show-stopping Percussion Concerto by New York-based percussionist Andy Akiho. In Colin’s own words, he’s “completely blown away by the verve, joy, depth of emotion and vibrancy of colours” in this music, composed in 2019. Prepare for big-hearted marimba solos, chopsticks with amplified rice bowls (!) and a groovy ‘Grand Finale’.

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  • Dates & Booking

    Feb. 07, 2025 7:30pm

  • Ticket Info

    Standard - From £15.00 - £27.00

    Concession - From £6.00 - £13.50

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