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

Christian Lindberg: Liverpool Lullabies | Review: The Times

More than 70 concerts have been written for the British percussionist Evelyn Glennie, and the latest is an entertaining romp for trombone, percussion and orchestra by the irrepressible Christian Lindberg. The Swedish trombonist, conductor and composer wrote Liverpool Lullabies off the back of his residency with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a love of the Beatles. Yet there were … Read More

Mark Knopfler and Evelyn Glennie Altamira Soundtrack | Review: Short and Sweet NYC

The main themes here are gorgeous and the acoustic guitar playing is about as top-notch as you’d expect, considering it is Mark Knopfler playing guitar and composing. The percussion background is expert, whether it’s spooky metallic churning replicating bison, or trilly xylophone all from Evelyn Glennie. This 10-song, lush landscape soundtrack from Knopfler and Glennie for the movie of the … Read More

Jill Jarman: Mindstream | Review: The Arts Desk

As soloist, he [Hugo Ticciati] had no fear of comparisons here with the ever-phenomenal Evelyn Glennie. Those passages in Jill Jarman’s Mindstream where the violin sparred with marimba and vibraphone ricochets felt like white-heat improvisation – we could have done with even more of that between the two. Improvisation there was, for all the strings glissan doing into what sounded … Read More

In Conversation at the Cambridge Corn Exchange | Review: Cambridge News

As part of the 2015-16 Cambridge Classical Concert Series, renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie entertained an enthralled audience in the Corn Exchange in Cambridge last night. Accompanied by Philip Smith on piano she performed a number of varied pieces and in between was interviewed by well-known radio presenter, journalist and author Libby Purves. Evelyn exuded such enthusiasm, talent and intuitive … Read More

Michael Daugherty: “Dreamachine” | Review: Times Union

The biggest drama of the night came with the return of soloist Evelyn Glennie to perform Michael Daugherty’s percussion concerto “Dreamachine.” By now, Daugherty’s music is familiar, yet it remains charming and explosive. Think of turning the pages in a favorite action hero comic book series. The flow of panels offers a pleasing balance of dark shadows and lively colors. … Read More

‘Percussion Concerto’ with Bremer Philharmoniker | Review: Weser Kurier

Instead of Vienna Waltzes and marches the Bremen Philharmoniker presented a wonderful programme alla Havana & Buenos Aries flair for their New Year’s concerts 2016 in the sold out concert hall at the Glocke concert hall in Bremen. After a wonderful introduction from the orchestra under the direction of Marko Letonja the start of the concert with George Gershwins “Cuban … Read More