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March 2022

World Premiere: Montclair State University Wind Symphony – Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty

4 March at 19:30
Alexander Kasser Theater, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair Sate University, 1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043 United States
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Join world renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and acclaimed composer Michael Daugherty in a series of masterclasses, lectures, and rehearsals. The week will culminate in the world premiere performance of the wind band version of Michael Daugherty’s Dreamachine by the MSU Wind Symphony with Dame Evelyn Glennie as soloist. Tickets for the performance are priced at $20 and are available through the Cali Immersive Residency website.

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Rhythm n’ Gender

13 March at 13:30 - 14 March at 15:00
Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University Malmö, Sweden + Google Map

Evelyn will be participating in the Rhythm n' Gender programme  at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Malmö.

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April 2022

In Conversation – An evening of Music and Conversation

22 April at 19:30 - 20:45
The Pavilion at Dumfries House, Dumfries House
Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 2NJ United Kingdom
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Free

An evening of Music and Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sir James MacMillan, including young musicians from across Ayrshire. This is a special one-off event for the local community and supporters which will also herald The Cumnock Tryst’s return to activity. "At this event, I will also announce the programme for our Cumnock Tryst 2022 festival. The concerts and events from 29th September to 2nd October this year represent an important development in The Tryst’s growth, and our supporters…

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May 2022

World Premiere: Chineke! Orchestra – Across the Divide by Jill Jarman

13 May at 19:30 - 21:30
Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ, Horseshoe Lane
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ United Kingdom
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The World Premiere of 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…

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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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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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