September 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL PERCUSSIONIST COLIN CURRIE SET TO BEGIN
A BUSY WEEK AS OREGON SYMPHONY’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


Colin Currie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) –  International percussionist Colin Currie begins his three-year tenure as the Oregon Symphony’s new Artist in Residence with a very busy schedule leading up to his September 26, 27, and 28 concerts at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert where he will perform MacMillan’s Veni, veni, Emmanuel.

The engaging and energetic Currie, also the Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre, has performed with the Symphony on numerous occasions, establishing a solid fan base and developing a deep affection for Portland and its people.

As the Artist in Residence, he is the organization’s ambassador-at-large, putting his artistic muscle and charismatic personality to work, helping the Symphony share the joy of music with as wide and as diverse a population as possible.

To that end, he—along with a truckload of percussion instruments—will be performing in a variety of schools and public places during the week of September 21-28.

Colin Currie/Artist in Residence Schedule of Free Public Events

Tuesday, September 22
7 pm |Solo concert at Newberg’s Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan, Newberg)

Wednesday, September 23
10-11 am | Kid’s Concert at Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan, Newberg)

Thursday, September 24
7:30-9 pm |The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th, Portland)
Performance/Gabriel García Márquez readings with “Grimm” star Claire Coffee and two “Grimm” co-stars.

Saturday, September 26
1:15-2 pm | Portland State University Farmer’s Market (SW Park & SW Montgomery, Portland)
Performance with Oregon Symphony percussion section

Sunday, September 27
12-1 pm | Coava Coffee/Bamboo Revolution (1300 SE Grand Ave., Portland)
Solo marimba performance

In addition to these public performances, he will be performing at the St. Mary’s Home for Boys and working with students from the David Douglas High School and Portland State University.

Additional information:
On Colin Currie: colincurrie.com
Colin Currie’s “Metal, Wood, Skin” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aBgeuluNKk
On the Artist in Residence program: orsymphony.org/edu/artistinresidence

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jfullan@orsymphony.org

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