Looking for something out of the ordinary this weekend? The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is featuring Colin Currie, an extraordinary percussionist. In riSE and fLY, subtitled “A Body Concerto,” he first plays entirely on his body, with claps, chest slaps and stamps, then moves to a variety of found objects for “street percussion” effects. Music of Gunther Schuller, who at age 17 was named Principal Horn of the CSO and has composed two works for the Orchestra, opens the concerts. Bringing everything together into one tantalizing package are Elgar’s 14 vivid and charming sketches of his friends and acquaintances, including the majestic Nimrod.
Bonus experience: From 6:30-7:45pm, meet CSO percussionists Richard and Michael in the lobby. With their guidance, try out some unusual percussion instruments at our Music Lab.
For the Friday performance, you can name your own price when you call the box office at 381.3300, or use promo code Cincy Music for 50% off either concert!
Where: Cincinnati Music Hall
See Colin in action for yourself: