James Macmillan: ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel’ | UK Review: The Scotsman

In one epic programme celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra had a package most orchestras would spread over several concerts. Not only that, this awesome playlist – from Elgar to Wagner overtures via three heavyweight concertos – was put together in just two weeks. The task was made easier by the fact that three mainstream conductors – Donald Runnicles, … Read More

Alexis Alrich: Marimba Concerto & Vivaldi: Piccolo Recorder Concerto in C |UK Review: Bachtrack

[Glennie gave] an electric performance of composer Alexis Alrich’s Marimba Concerto, its UK première. World-premièred in Hong Kong in 2009 by the Hong Kong City Orchestra, this action-packed piece injected fresh energy into the whole room. It is one of the most interesting concert compositions I have seen on stage in Bristol and it stole the show. Alrich’s style, “California Impressionism”, … Read More