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 September, he gave a number of both traditional and informal performances at the Chehalem Cultural Center, St. Mary’s Home for Boys, The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, PSU Farmer’s Market, and Coava Coffee at Bamboo Revolution. He worked extensively with local music students, and performed MacMillan’s Veni, veni, Emmanuel with the Oregon Symphony.
Residency dates for the 2016/17 Season will be posted in early 2016. For questions, or for more information, contact Monica Hayes, Education & Community Engagement Program Director, at 503-416-6312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015/16 Residency in review
- Mallets in hand, percussionist Colin Currie storms Portland as a guest of the Oregon Symphony
- 'Grimm' actors team with percussionist Colin Currie for a magical Portland evening (photos, video)
- New Oregon symphony resident artist Colin Currie shines in classic concerto (concert review)
About Colin Currie
Recognized 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