We’ve Got the Beat!
Delta David Gier - Conductor
Colin Currie - Percussion
Derek Bermel - Speaker
Bernard Woma Ensemble
Bernstein/orch. Ramin & Kostal - “Mambo,” from West Side Story
Rouse - Excerpt from Der gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved), fantasy for solo percussion and orchestra
Traditional - Salima
Traditional - Bagr Binne
Bermel - Excerpt from Dust Dances
Higdon - Fourth movement from Concerto for Orchestra
Ravel - Excerpt from Bolero
Saturday, March 23, 201311:30 am Verizon Hall
Let the rhythm move you as percussion takes center stage with the energy and excitement of world-renowned soloist Colin Currie and the West African musical traditions of the Bernard Woma Ensemble. Experience the unique sounds of the gyil—an African xylophone—and other African percussion combined with Western orchestral instruments. Turn the beat around with The Philadelphia Orchestra!