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May 2022

Chineke! Orchestra – Across the Divide by Jill Jarman

19 May at 19:30 - 21:30
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Jill Jarman's Across the Divide (concert piece for Double Bass and Percussion), a dynamic new commission written for Dame Evelyn Glennie and Solo Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE and conducted by Odaline de la Martinez. The essence of this concerto for double bass and percussion is communication, how we convey meaning without words, bringing the ‘background instruments’ of the orchestra to the fore. It was inspired by Nwanoku’s story of how, as a child staying with her family in Nigeria,…

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Chineke! Orchestra – Across the Divide by Jill Jarman

20 May at 19:00 - 21:00
St George’s Bristol, Great George Street (off Park Street)
Bristol, BS1 5RR United Kingdom
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Jill Jarman's Across the Divide (concert piece for Double Bass and Percussion), a dynamic new commission written for Dame Evelyn Glennie and Solo Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE and conducted by Odaline de la Martinez. The essence of this concerto for double bass and percussion is communication, how we convey meaning without words, bringing the ‘background instruments’ of the orchestra to the fore. It was inspired by Nwanoku’s story of how, as a child staying with her family in Nigeria,…

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In Conversation…

26 May at 18:30 - 19:30
City Lit, Keeley Street, Covent Garden
London, Greater London WC2B 4BA United Kingdom
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Free

We are delighted to welcome international solo percussionist and composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie to discuss her life and career with City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson CBE. Dame Evelyn Glennie is a double GRAMMY winner, BAFTA nominee, recipient of the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. This lively discussion will include a sprinkling of musical demonstrations and an audience Q&A. This will be followed by the presentation of Evelyn’s Fellowship Award, to celebrate her newest achievement of becoming a…

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June 2022

The Language of Bells – Swalefest

1 June at 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Richmond, Station Road
Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7AQ United Kingdom
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£22

The internationally renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie is joined by the Chelys Consort of Viols, Emily Atkinson (soprano), David Gould (counter-tenor), Steven Harrold (tenor) and Robert Rice (baritone). They will perform Jill Jarman's atmospheric new work,  The Language of Bells, which mixes the sounds of old and new, life and death, celebration and mourning, and examines the call of bells pealing across the centuries. The local tower bell ringers will ring a quarter-peal before the concert.

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Veni Veni Emmanuel with Martyn Brabbins and the BBC SSO

11 June at 19:30
Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£14.50

Thirty years ago Dame Evelyn Glennie premiered Sir James MacMillan’s Percussion Concerto, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. Here, she returns to that work, praised for its ‘instant accessibility’ and ‘exuberant physicality’ (The Telegraph) for a special anniversary performance.

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World Premiere: GERNIKA 85 by Aitor Etxebarria

30 June at 20:00 - 21:00
Euskalduna Palace, Avda. Abandoibarra, n° 4 - 48011 Bilbao
Bilbao, 48011 Spain
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The World Premiere of 'Gernika 85.', the most personal and largest project of the contemporary composer Aitor Etxebarria. This symphonic work that combines minimalist aesthetics and eccentric landscapes will premiere on June 30 at the Euskalduna Palace. It will be performed by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and the Gaudeamus de Gernika choir with the international solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie, winner of two Grammy Awards, and Etxebarria himself on piano and electronic instruments. In addition, some of the latest recorded testimonies…

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July 2022

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie

8 July at 19:30
St George’s Church, Deal, 8a St George's Road
Deal, Kent CT14 6BA United Kingdom
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£30

Pioneering solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie joins Trio HLK, a group of the UK’s most creative musicians. This Scottish improvising ensemble’s interpretations of jazz standards are at times shimmering and cerebral, at others thunderous, intricate and harmonic with a veritable battery of percussion played by the incomparable Evelyn Glennie.

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Touch the Sound – Solo Recital

17 July at 18:00 - 20:00
SYNFLEX ELECTRIC, Logistikhalle, Auf den Kreuzen 24
Blomberg, North Rhine-Westphalia 32825 Germany
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At the Blomberg-based company SynFlex Elektro, which produces insulating materials for the construction of electric motors and transformers, the audience will sit in the large logistics hall, which is used for picking and loading. It was also an industrial hall where percussionist Evelyn Glennie recorded her first CD of improvised music. She was at the beginning of a world career that has made her one of the best-known interpreters of contemporary music. In a solo recital, Evelyn Glennie will present…

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