Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Colin Currie percussion
MacMillan, Percussion Concerto No. 2
The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to present the UK première of James MacMillan’s Second Percussion Concerto, the highly-anticipated successor to the acclaimed ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel’. It is played by its dedicatee Colin Currie, recently described by The Spectator as ‘the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’. This is alongside two popular choreographic classics that distill the bracing dance rhythms of Hungary and Russia into musical gold. This concert marks the Royal Festival Hall début of Santtu-Matias Rouvali, a leading light in the younger generation of Finnish conductors.
MacMillan Percussion Concerto No. 2 was commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra with Southbank Centre.
Part of Southbank Centre’s Colin Currie Festival