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Musical Book Club #10: An Evening with Colin Currie & Jonathan Morton

An interactive discussion with renowned percussionist Colin Currie, and Scottish Ensemble's Artistic Director Jonathan Morton.

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What is Scottish Ensemble’s Musical Book Club?

Through our Musical Book Club, we want to offer a relaxed environment to bring people together, discuss powerful works of music, and recapture some of the post-concert spirit we might otherwise enjoy over drinks after a performance!

Please note, you don’t need to have any existing technical musical knowledge to join in – this is all about sharing passion and interest!

You’re welcome to join the discussion, share thoughts and questions, or simply listen along at home.

An Evening with Colin Currie & Jonathan Morton

Colin Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. Championing new music at the highest level, he is hailed as being “at the summit of percussion performance today” (Gramophone). Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and conductors and he performs with the world’s leading orchestras.

Joined by Scottish Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton, Colin will reflect on music written by some of the composers with whom he has had long professional relationships – like Steve Reich and Sir James MacMillan – as well as composers he has premiered works for more recently – Helen Grime and Andy Akiho. During the event, we will also share an exclusive performance of Tansy Davies’ ‘Dark Ground’, filmed by Colin in lockdown in 2020.

How Can I Join In?

The Book Club will be hosted through the free video conferencing software Zoom. If you would like any assistance downloading or configuring Zoom, just let us know.

A playlist containing recordings to be discussed, along with some questions and thoughts from Craig, will be shared with participants around one week before the session.

Tickets for this event cost £5 (plus online booking fee).

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Any Questions?

If you have any further questions, feel free to write to Scott at scott.morrison@scottishensemble.co.uk.


Wed 14 Apr 2021 at 7:30 pm