Rhythms, Rites and Renewals

RB003. Fri / 03 May 2019 / 7:30pm

Rhythms, Rites and Renewals

Esplanade Concert Hall


Threshold for percussion and orchestra was written by LA Philharmonic Principal timpanist Joseph Pereira, requiring six timpani and a vast array of percussion instruments ordinary and extraordinary. Don’t miss this heart-pounding, eye-opening Asian premiere featuring our own Principal Timpanist Christian Schiøler, and guest percussion duo Maraca2. Contemporary music champion Pascal Rophé leads the SSO in his compatriot Jean-Frederic Neuburger’s dawn-inspired reverie, Aube, closing with Stravinsky’s revolutionary Rite of Spring.

Our two talented heroes were slick and sensitive, engaging with listeners and orchestra, totally in command of an ever-changing aural kaleidoscope – Birmingham Post

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade

Admission Advice:
No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Aube (10'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.


  • Pascal Rophé, conductor
  • Maraca2, percussion
  • Christian Schiøler, timpani