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BRITTEN-PEARS ORCHESTRA EASTER RESIDENCY, Week One: Assistant conductor to Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop conductor
Colin Currie percussion
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Britten-Pears Orchestra

Week 1: 2–8 April 2017

This week’s programme fused the vivid colours of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and rhythmic force of Stravinsky’s ground-breaking Rite of Spring, with a new concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage featuring the “world’s finest and most daring percussionist”, Colin Currie. The week led to two concerts, the BPO’s first appearance at the Royal Festival Hall and of course at Snape Maltings

Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2
Mark-Anthony Turnage Martland Memorial for percussion and orchestra (world premiere)
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring