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Instrument: Percussion ensemble

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StrasbourgL'Etoffe des héros

Haydn, Manoury, Strauss R.
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg; Marko Letonja; KrausFink

Munich3. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion

3. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion
Krenek: Marginal Sounds, for percussion and violin, Op.162
OPERcussion – Percussionists of the Bayerische Staatsorchester

SingaporeSSO Red Balloon: Rhythms, Rites and Renewals

Neuburger, Pereira, Stravinsky
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Pascal Rophé; Maraca2; Christian Schiøler

ViennaMartin Grubinger meets Yuja Wang

Bartók, Psathas
Yuja Wang; Martin Grubinger; The Percussive Planet

ViennaMartin Grubinger & friends

Martin Grubinger; The Percussive Planet
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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

Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
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

Slagwerk Den Haag © Gerrit Schreurs
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

Katia & Marielle Labèque © Umberto Nicoletti
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

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

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

Nonclassical at the Macbeth in February 2013
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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