We’ve Got the Beat!

Delta David Gier - Conductor

Colin Currie - Percussion

Derek Bermel - Speaker

Bernard Woma Ensemble

program

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, 2013

11:30 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!