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

Percussion Concerto: Recreation – Grosses Orchester Graz | Review: Backtrack

[…] Before the interval Jenifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, which the American composer wrote in 2005, was performed by the virtuoso British soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Glennie seemed to merge with the instruments she played completely, moving with the calmness of a Zen master between the many various instruments, sticks and beating, impressively demonstrating that the percussion is neither loud nor … Read More

Recital: Bristol Live Music | Review: 365 Bristol

Dame Evelyn Glennie took all of us on a journey of vibrating sound through her amazing performance with a variety of instruments in her most recent concert at St George’s in Bristol. Her way of creating overwhelming sound flows so naturally that you barely notice how she goes from disruptive and tempestuous to melodic and relaxing. Glennie uses the drumsticks … Read More

‘The Rhythm in Me’ at Celtic Connections | Review: The Herald

The stage contained so many instruments that possibly not all of them were in the same postcode. Yet there was one musician present who can create magic as much with his hands and mouth as with tablas, drum kit and cajon, and so it proved as percussionist Trilok Gurtu finger-snapped, hummed and conducted the audience in an encore signed off … Read More

Wimbledon International Music Festival | Review: This is Our Town Wimbledon

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie dazzled the audience with a virtuoso performance as part of Wimbledon International Music Festival on November 16. When you’re looking through a programme of events and you see one with just a percussionist and a pianist, it may not be the first thing that appeals to you. However when the percussionist is Dame Evelyn Glennie, you … Read More