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Håkan Hardenberger & Colin Currie


Trumpet and percussion virtuosos.
There is not much established repertoire for the combination of percussion and trumpet. However, that is no problem for Håkan Hardenberger and Colin Currie. Several of the works in this unique programme were composed especially for this outstanding duo, including Brett Dean’s … the scene of the crime … from 2017 and Rolf Wallin’s Realismos Màgicos from 2014, both co-commissioned by the Bergen International Festival.
Both artists are great ambassadors for their instruments. The Times referred to Swedish trumpeter Hardenberger as ‘the best trumpet player in the galaxy’, and The Spectator called Scottish percussionist Currie ‘the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’.
Together the refreshingly unconventional combo appears in a concert somewhat out of the ordinary in concept and execution. Hardenberger and Currie’s chemistry sets off sparks and makes their audience forget that the music is new and unfamiliar, getting them just to listen instead. A reviewer in the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung experienced that ‘Yes, new music can actually be so exciting and so relaxing at the same time.’
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet | Colin Currie percussion 
​​​​​​JOE DUDDELL (1972–) Catch duo for Trumpet and Marimba 
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN (1928–2007) Vibra-Elufa for Solo Vibraphone
ANDRÉ JOLIVET (1905–1974) Heptade
TOBIAS BROSTROM (1978–) Dream Variations for Trumpet and Percussion
​​​​ROLF WALLIN (1957–) Realismos Màgicos for Solo Marimba 
BRETT DEAN (1961–) … the scene of the crime … duo for Trumpet and Percussion

Free transport to Composers’ Homes Return transport is included in your Bergen International Festival ticket. Please note that the bus leaves promptly on time. The bus journey to Troldhaugen is approx. 30 min.
CONCERT AT 19:30 Departure from the Tourist Information/Mathallen at 18:00. Return from Troldhaugen, departure at 21:30.

  • Last Updated: 04/10/2018
  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag

Sun, June 3, 2018 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

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