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Instrument: Percussion ensemble

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ParisWeek-end Xenakis #4 / Les insectes et le Métallophone

David: Les Métamorphoses, pour Métallophone
Compagnie Les insectes

ParisWeek-end Xenakis #5 / Rebonds / Collectif Xenakis

Xenakis
Collectif Xenakis
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Trio Xenakis and friends at the Festival Singer-Polignac

With works by Carter, Reich, Taira and Bartók, the young percussion trio gives us a fine survey of the past century’s musical variety.
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Dudamel unveils new percussion concerto in LA

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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