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Artist in Residence: Colin Currie

Percussionist Colin Currie began his three-year tenure as the Oregon Symphony’s newest Artist in Residence in September, 2015. Through the 2017/18 Season, Currie will return annually to perform with the Oregon Symphony, and to serve as the organization’s ambassador-at-large, helping the Symphony share the joy of music with as wide and as diverse a population as possible. In addition to Colin’s public appearances listed below and his concerts with the orchestra October 22-24, he will work with students in Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and St. Mary’s Home for Boys.

Artist in Residence Colin Currie’s 2016 event schedule

All events are free and open to the public – seating will be limited

While Colin Currie is in Portland to perform the West Coast premiere of Andrew Norman’s new percussion concerto Switch, he will be working with young musicians in schools and coaching in youth orchestra rehearsals. Below is a list of his public appearances which are free and open to the public. Please be aware that seating is limited in these venues.

Wednesday, 10/19:

7 pm - 8:30 pm – Colin Currie and the Oregon Symphony Percussion Ensemble at Nordia House.

Nordia House – 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland.

Parking and seating are limited. Consider carpooling, using public transportation or a hired ride (cab/Uber/Lyft), and arrive early. Overflow parking is provided at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship lot (8470 SW Oleson), just a short walk from Nordia House.

Thursday, 10/20:

3 pm - 4 pm – All Classical Portland’s  “Thursdays @ Three” live performance on solo marimba.

“Thursdays @ Three” concerts are broadcast live and in real time from the All Classical Portland studios in the Hampton Opera Center. Programs last about an hour.

Hampton Opera Center – 211 SE Caruthers St., Portland.

If you would like to join the studio audience, you must reserve a seat.  These are small group audience experiences and fill up fast. Seating is available on first come, first served basis. Contact http://www.allclassical.org/ to reserve your seat.

Monday, 10/24:

12 pm - 1 pm – Solo pop-up recital on marimba with selections by Gabriel García Márquez, read by actor Pam Mahon – bring your lunch and enjoy this free and open artistic interlude.

Literary Arts office – 925 SW Washington St., Portland.

Tuesday, 10/25:

7 pm - 8 pm – Chehalem Cultural Center evening recital (ticketed). For tickets contact http://www.chehalemculturalcenter.org/ or 503-487-6883.

Chehalem Cultural Center – 415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg.

Wednesday, 10/26:

10 am - 11 am – Chehalem Cultural Center Youth Concert with technique demonstrations. Free and open to students, teachers and parents.

Chehalem Cultural Center 415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg.

For questions, or for more information, contact Monica Hayes, Education & Community Engagement Program Director, at 503-416-6312 or mhayes@orsymphony.org.

2015/16 Residency in review

About Colin Currie

Colin CurrieRecognized for his “athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality”
(Guardian), Colin Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. Championing new music at the highest level, Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Read full bio

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