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Concert with Trio HLK in Leeds

16 November at 19:45


Evelyn joins Trio HLK for a performance at Opera North in the Howard Assembly Room.

This unique collaboration concert sees pioneering Scottish ensemble Trio HLK team up with the world’s premier solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie. HLK’s music heavily deconstructs and reconstructs jazz standards, creating intricate new pieces with complex frameworks for improvisation. Their pieces are strewn with rhythmic and harmonic tricks, and their performances deliver an explosive interactive tour de force that distorts the meeting point of the composed and the improvised.

“Their deconstruction of jazz classics could easily have sounded mannered, but instead I found it genuinely complex, uncompromising, at times very beautiful, and above all deeply engaging. I’d never heard anything quite like it (a novel experience at a jazz gig) and was immediately hooked.” -Steven Osborne

“One of the grooviest, hippest young bands in the city…rhythmically and melodically a great combination of subtlety and strength” -Kevin Le Gendre

Evelyn Glennie – vibraphone/marimba

Ant Law – 8-string guitar

Richard Harrold – piano/keyboards

Richard Kass – drums/percussion


16 November
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Opera North
Howard Assembly Room, 46 New Briggate,
Leeds, LS1 6NU United Kingdom
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