Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

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Maurice Ravel

In Ravel's Bolero, the lead snare drummer plays a simple pattern 168 times in a row, gradually getting louder for 16 minutes. It's a study in deep concentration, and percussionist David Corkhill has it mastered. From a concert two weeks ago at the Royal Albert Hall in London, rock-solid David Corkhill and the rest of the Philharmonia Orchestra give a riveting performance of Bolero.