Rhythms, loops and electronic fusions combine in this programme celebrating American minimalism and cross-genre inventiveness. Showcasing his highly musical and energetic style, percussionist Colin Currie performs the UK premiere of Nico Muhly’s Double Percussion Concerto. Entitled Double Standard the percussion concerto also features Alexandre Esperet, the winner of the 2012 International TROMP Percussion Competition. Muhly’s concerto for electric violin Seeing is Believing is also a showcase for its dedicatee, Britten Sinfonia leader, Thomas Gould. Opening the concert is John Adams’ rippling Shaker Loops, and flamboyant, cartoon music inspired Chamber Symphony.
Pre-concert event (Cambridge only)
Music students from Parkside Federation Academies take charge of our pre-concert slot, presenting a mix of chat with soloist Colin currie and original compositions inspired by Muhly and Adams.