classical music

Colin Currie Group: Reich Reborn

Part of Classical music

Steve Reich’s favourite ensemble plays his Music for 18 Musicians, his Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet and his breezy recent score, Pulse.

The composer’s philosophy of ‘music as a gradual process’ has attracted listeners from all traditions, ages and nationalities.

His mesmeric, vibrating musical canvasses are as much influenced by the artworks of Frank Stella and Gerhard Richter as by Bach, bebop and African drumming.

In this concert, Southbank Centre Associate Artist Colin Currie brings his own ensemble to Royal Festival Hall to perform works by Reich spanning four decades.

With Music for 18 Musicians, Reich’s ‘minimalist’ style went maximalist.

‘What I was really concerned with was making beautiful music, above anything else,’ said Reich of the piece, completed in 1976, which introduced thrilling harmonic movement to his beautifully austere structures.

In 2015, Reich glanced back at that pivotal work’s rhythmic pattern when creating a fresh piece, Pulse.

‘This work really leads you by the hand on a deeply authentic Steve Reich journey,’ says Colin Currie.

Reich’s energetic Double Sextet won the composer his first Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Playing from memory, Currie and his ensemble invite you into Reich’s hypnotic parallel universe of sound.

Colin Currie Group... brings you into a magic circle.
BBC Music Magazine

Performers

Colin Currie Group
Synergy Vocals

Repertoire

Steve Reich: Pulse for wind, strings, piano & electric bass; Double Sextet
Interval
Steve Reich: Music for 18 musicians

Dates & times

10 Apr 2021
Approximate run time: 125 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £38
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £16, £22, £28, £38

Multi-buy discount
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Chamber Music Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Chamber Music Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Discounted student tickets are available from Student Pulse in the month before this concert.
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