Friday 29 September, 7pm (Approx running time 90 mins inc 20 min interval)

£18 / £13


New Cumnock Town Hall, 31-33 Castle, New Cumnock, Cumnock KA18 4AN

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Elliott Carter  Figment V

Per Norgaard  Fire Over Water

Toshio Hosokawa Reminiscence

Bruno Mantovani Moi, jeu...

Iannis Xenakis Rebonds B

Karlheinz Stockhausen Vibra-Elufa

Rolf Wallin Realismos Mágicos

Supported by prs for music foundation

Supported by prs for music foundation


Hailed as “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” (The Spectator), Colin Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. Championing new music at the highest level, Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers and he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. 

A dynamic and adventurous soloist, Currie’s unrivalled commitment to commissioning and creating new music was recognised in 2015 by the Royal Philharmonic Society who awarded him the Instrumentalist Award. We welcome him to the Tryst, and to a brand new venue for us, New Cumnock Town Hall. For this solo recital he brings some of the most astonishing modern percussion repertoire to Ayrshire. His virtuosity will astound our audience, and the music will take them on a unique journey of aural discovery. Not to be missed.

I have known Colin Currie since he was a teenager and have watched him grow into one of the great musicians of our time. Like another world-renowned Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, he is a source of pride for musical Scotland. (What is it about Scots and hitting things?!) He has given scores of performances of my Veni, Veni Emmanuel around the world and I wrote my second percussion concerto for him recently. This will be one of the Tryst’s most special events.
— Sir James MacMillan