Colin joins the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra for the Belgian premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage Martland Memorial under the baton of Martyn Brabbins on 5 May 2018. This concerto-style work, composed for Colin, is a tribute to composer Steve Martland and had its world premiere last year at the Southbank Centre.
The world premiere was met with widespread acclaim:
“Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new percussion piece made a striking centrepiece to this London concert… The closing 'Lachryme', so simple in design, has an eloquent melancholy that lingers. As always, Currie made a vivid focal point on multifarious percussion instruments, mostly marimba and vibraphone, but also cocking a snook with quacking duck calls, birdsong and car horn."
Financial Times, April 2017
Martland Memorial is co-commissioned by London’s Southbank Centre, Snape Maltings, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. The piece will receive it's U.S. premiere in March 2019 when Colin performs it with the Minnesota Orchestra.