Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert review: The Scotsman.

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert Review by Jim Gilchrist: The Scotsman 18th May 2018 AN UNSUSPECTING fragment from one of Bach’s cello suites mustn’t have known what hit it, as Trio HLK, joined by percussion virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie, hijacked it amid a melee of heavy-metal intensity. With Glennie’s vibraphone ringing and Ant Law’s eight-stringed guitar … Read More

Mirage? Concertos for Percussion CD | Review: CBC Music

[…] The question mark in the album’s title is not a typo. It comes from the title track, Mirage?, by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis. Composed during the months following the economic crisis of 2008, Mirage? is “permeated by a sense of sadness, and at one point, despair,” according to Hatzis’s notes on the work. “It is lamenting the loss of … Read More

“The Core-tet Project” CD | Review: Downtown Music Gallery

[…] It is pretty rare for the Naxos label to present a release of completely improvised music but this is what we have here. When I saw this disc listed in our new release catalogue I was rather surprised, but not too much. Dame Evelyn Glennie, world renowned percussionist, does have a CD and DVD with master improviser Fred Frith, amongst … Read More

“The Core-tet Project” CD | Review: Avant Scena, contemporary music blog

[…] This album music is full of unusual timbres, sounds and unpredictable stylistic turns. The musicians masterfully switch between free improvisations and swing, bebop and cool, contemporary jazz and Africa music elements and many other combinations of music styles. This music is full of contrasts and musical experiments – four outstanding improvisers are dedicated to create and extract unusual and … Read More

Echoes From the Birdcage: World Premiere at The Platform Theatre | Review: Keith Ames

I attended a superb performance this evening of Echoes from the Birdcage, ate The Platform Theatre, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, which tells the story of the area – best known as a transport hub – in six movements composed by Jill Jarman. This was exquisitely presented by world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie –  the area’s Musician in Residence for the … Read More

Recital at Lichfield Festival 2017 | Review: Lichfield Live

The award-winning, world class percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the pianist Philip Smith played a set of complicated music from around the world when they appeared at Lichfield Cathedral as part of the 2017 Lichfield Festival. A large audience was in held in rapt attention as the Scottish musician moved around a stage that was heavily festooned with instruments that could … Read More

Anniversary Concert with Bridge Chamber Orchestra | Review: Berner Zeitung

[…] Evelyn joined the ensemble to celebrate the piccolo concerto C major by Antonio Vivaldi in an arrangement for vibraphone and string orchestra. […] The baroque, playful sound sequences whirred, foamed and rattled, then again sounded as soft as the wing beat of a butterfly. Glennie sometimes strokes the metal plates of the percussion instrument and creates a sound experience of … Read More

Five World Premieres with Land’s End Ensemble | Review: Calgary Herald

This past Friday night was a truly special one for Calgary’s new music community and a milestone for the city’s arts community as a whole. Land’s End Ensemble hosted internationally-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie its 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University, in a wrap-up recital of epic proportions capping off the new hall’s exciting début … Read More