Colin Currie joins Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon for a concert dedicated to the memory of composer Steve Martland.
Martland was described in a Guardian obituary last year as ‘one of the most vibrant, unconventional and dynamic forces in British music’.
Drawing on a kaleidoscope of musical influences that ranged from Henry Purcell to Steve Reich via jazz and rock, Martland’s was a compelling, unique and often iconoclastic musical voice.
This concert reflects the rich spectrum of his interests and collaborations, with guest appearances by members of the original Steve Martland Band, two of Martland’s own most striking works, and Dave Maric’s Trilogy for solo live and sampled percussion.
A dazzling programme is completed by one of the great works of the late 20th century – John Adams’ virtuosic Chamber Symphony for 15 instruments.
Supported by the RVW Trust
9.30pm – 10.45pm in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Aurora Orchestra Road Trip Album Launch Party
Audience members are invited to join Aurora Orchestra for a special post-concert event to launch the orchestra’s Road Trip album, which includes John Adams’ Chamber Symphony.
The album is due for release on the Warner Classics label.
This free, post-concert event features live music from singer-songwriter Dawn Landes and members of Aurora Orchestra, as well as the opportunity to purchase the Road Trip album ahead of general release in January 2015.