Peter Erskine Drum Masterclass 22 Feb. WHERE?!

Something surreal about this. Where in London would you expect to find a masterclass by Peter Erskine?

Of all places, it’s at the Royal Opera House, upstairs in the Clore Gallery. 7 30pm on February 22nd. Admission is ten pounds, a fiver for students. Running time one hour 15 minutes, I read – Booking online HERE . The blurb says:

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“Join him for this intimate evening where he demonstrates the challenges of drumming and jams live with other musicians.”

Erskine is over here for the six performances of Mark-Anthony Turnage‘s new opera.

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  1. Sounds like what we drummers call a “clinic” rather than a masterclass. He is, however, a Master. From his youthful days with Woody Herman, through the monster Maynard sessions and Weather Report, onto Kenny Wheeler etc etc Ah joy 🙂

  2. Thanks Steve, for filling in some useful gaps.

    Thanks Bob for pointing out the RAM session.

    It is (a) cheaper than the Royal Opera's, and (b) has a far more helpful and informative description as to what will be going on.

  3. Mike Hext, principal trombone from the Royal Opera House Orchestra, who has been involved in instigating the Peter Erskine session, has given more detail of the Royal Opera event :

    The first half hour will be Pete giving a class. The second half hour will involve a performance. Players to be confirmed. The only definite will be Malcolm Edmonstone on piano. It's a shame it's only an hour but it's the best we could manage. If it was up to me it would be three hours!

  4. Hi,
    David Hockings here, Head of Percussion at the Royal College of Music. We're having Pete Erskine over on July 10th as our headline act at our Festival of Percussion. Not only will he give a clinic but to finish off the day he'll perform a set with the RCM big band. More details on the RCM website.
    See you there.

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