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Instrument: Percussion ensemble

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DresdenMartin Grubinger: »World Drummers Project«

Martin Grubinger; The Percussive Planet

Munich6. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion goes Paris

6. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion goes Paris
OPERcussion – Percussionists of the Bayerische Staatsorchester; Gandino Gaël

MunichFestspiel-Nachtkonzert: OPERcussion | Eine Nacht in der Oper

© Wilfried Hösl
Mozart, Bizet, Puccini
Bavarian State Opera; OPERcussion – Percussionists of the Bayerische Staatsorchester

SalzburgThe Big Six – Chamber Concert Grubinger & The Percussive Planet Ensemble

Cerha, Rihm, Xenakis, Grisey, Reich
The Percussive Planet; Martin Grubinger; Vivi Vassileva; Alexander Georgiev

ParisThird Coast Percussion plays Philip Glass

Glass
Third Coast Percussion; Sean Connors; Robert Dillon; Peter Martin

Costa MesaSergio Assad and Clarice Assad with Third Coast Percussion

Sérgio Assad; Clarice Assad; Third Coast Percussion
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Dudamel unveils new percussion concerto in LA

Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
His fans presented him with not one but two impromptu birthday serenades before and after the Brahms. "I'm getting old," Gustavo admitted ruefully to his public. He's only 36. 
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Bartók meets Hitchcock: the music of horror and the night

It takes artistic courage to devote almost a whole concert to music associated with cinema, but then Richard Tognetti, the artistic director and concert master of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, never lacked creative thinking or musical audacity. 
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Magnificent 12 hour Prom closes a reinvigorated Holland Festival

Ruth Mackenzie, Holland Festival’s vivacious and invigorating new director, closed her first edition with a twelve hour Prom, reinventing it as a mini-festival at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
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The Labèque sisters with the Kalakan trio

Piano sisters Katia and Marielle, with the help of Kalakan, a trio of basque musicians, give us varied melodies, rhythms, colours of the musical horizon. It's a concert which achieves remarkable consistency in spite of its eclectic programme.
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Asko|Schönberg presents premières by Wagemans and Kulenty

Asko|Schönberg presents exciting new works by Wagemans and Kulenty. 
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Nonclassical at Scala

The centrepiece of Nonclassical’s “Pioneers of Percussion” festival was a rousing marathon of a concert at Scala, a large (mostly) rock venue near King’s Cross. It was a rich, varied, high-energy, happily chaotic affair that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.
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Nonclassical begins the Pioneers of Percussion Festival in Hoxton

What is it about percussion concerts? They always seem to have a different feeling to other shows, a palpable sense of energy, curiosity and excitement.
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