Friday September 18th, 8pm, solo percussion recital with Alex Petcu at the Whale Theatre, Greystones.
N.B: This concert was initially planned to take place at Russborough, the home of the West Wicklow Festival. Under current Covid-19 government restrictions, with regards music performances, we can no longer deliver this concert at Russborough. We are delighted however that the wonderful team at the Whale Theatre have kindly come to the rescue and this concert will now take place in their stunning theatre in Greystones (East Wicklow but we won't hold that against them!)
West Wicklow Festival in partnership with Wicklow Arts Office and the Whale Theatre are delighted to present percussion sensation Alex Petcu. Alex is quickly establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. His debut album,"Alex Petcu: In Time" (RTE lyric fm label) showcases both seminal works and new contributions to the percussion repertoire. Alex is a regular performer with the RTE Concert and Symphony, Ulster and Irish Chamber Orchestras as well as with the Crash Ensemble.
Alex will present a fascinating programme for solo percussion on a variety of instruments from the percussion family, some you might know others you might not!
Programme to include:
Ney Rosauro: Ben Vindo
Improvisations and interludes on home-made instruments made from aluminium, brass, wood, glass and ceramics.
This concert will be free to attend, however only a limited number of tickets are available and must be booked in advance. Tickets will be available to book from 7th September via the Whale box office.
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“With overlapping rhythms, this drum solo becomes more and more frenetic as it progresses and has Crash's ambidextrous Alex Petcu no less frenzied.”Irish Independent