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Ruby

Joe Duddell caused quite a stir and so should Ruby his percussion concerto for Colin Currie and the

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. A very English, understated and slightly droll piece, repetitive and

pulsing, spiced with harmonic and orchestral touches of Stravinsky. Each movement has a clear mood –

quizzical, basking, quietly joyous – and the most fulfilled premiere of the week’s premieres comes to a

neatly timed end. Currie, outstandingly, played from memory.

Robert Maycock, The Independent