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Latest press release from The Whale, issued on Friday, September 4th 2020…

Wicklow Arts Office, in association with West Wicklow Festival & The Whale Theatre present Alex Petcu: Solo Percussion on Friday September 18th for Culture Night 2020.

As part of Ireland’s national celebration of culture, The Whale Theatre is delighted to be collaborating with the West Wicklow Festival as East Meets West.

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! The programme will include works by Xenakis, Debussy and Ney Rosauro as well as improvisations and interludes on home-made instruments made from aluminium, brass, wood, glass and ceramics.

Tickets for this event are free but will be strictly limited to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines. Tickets will be available from www.whaletheatre.ie from 11am on Monday 7th September and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please read The Whale Theatre’s Covid-19 Second Act Charter here before booking your tickets. Petcu pics: Owen Humphries, Mark Stedman.