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At the beginning of February, the Hallé presents a three-day celebration of the music of Steve Reich, a living legend from the world of contemporary classical music.
Three separate concerts, forming part of the Hallé’s new ‘The Hallé Presents …’ series, will be performed at both The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s. These collaborative events will see the Hallé joined by world-class artists Colin Currie, ‘the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’ (The Spectator), and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, as well as young musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music.
The concerts feature over ten major works, including some of Reich’s larger scale masterpieces such as The Desert Music, and The Four Sections, and iconic smaller works such as Music for Pieces of Wood and Mallet Quartet, written for percussionist Colin Currie who performed it at two consecutive sold out concerts in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Tens of thousands of people heard Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood perform Electric Counterpoint at Glastonbury Festival, which will be reprised in The Bridgewater Hall alongside Reich’s 2019 multimedia work Reich/Richter, composed for a film by visual artist Gerhard Richter and film maker Corinna Belz, has been presented in over 100 live performances to great acclaim.
1st February 2024
2nd February 2024
3rd February 2024