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Colin Currie, Steve Reich, Mark Swartzentruber, Pandit Nityanand Haldipur

Sean Rafferty speaks to percussionist Colin Currie and composer Steve Reich. Plus live music from pianist Mark Swartzentruber and bamboo flute player Pandit Nityanand Haldipur.

Sean Rafferty and guests with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news.

Today acclaimed percussionist Colin Currie talks to Sean about his upcoming Metal, Wood, Skin Percussion Festival at the Southbank Centre in London. The festival includes the world premiere of a new piece by celebrated contemporary composer Steve Reich, who speaks to Sean from New York all about it.

Also taking place at the South Bank is the Darbar Festival which celebrates Indian classical music. Pandit Nityanand Haldipur, one of the world's foremost bamboo flute players, performs live in the studio and talks about the festival's importance.

Also performing live is pianist Mark Swartzentruber ahead of his upcoming recital at King's Place. And as a new ABRSM education report reveals the popularity of music making among young people, Sean gets the reaction of educator Richard Frostick.

Main news headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in C sharp minor

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air and Variations - The Harmonious Blacksmith

    Performer: Terence Charlston.
  • Colin Currie & Dave Maric

    Deadlock from 'Predicament'

  • Anthony Holborne

    Pavan 41

    Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols.
  • Alexandr Arkhangeslky

    Symbol of Faith (Simvol veri)

    Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Conductor: Lev Kontorovich. Choir: The Grand Choir 'Masters of Choral Singing'.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Un Bal from 'Symphonie Fantastique'

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Steve Martland


    Orchestra: The Steve Martland Band.
  • Mozart

    Minuet and Trio K439b

    Performer: Linden Mercurius - clarinet. Performer: Mark Swartzentruber - piano.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya Marimbas

    Performer: Sam Walton. Performer: Colin Currie.


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