5|0 Triple Bill: ‘Wide Awakening’| UK Review: The Stage

Joss Arnott Dance: 5|0 review at Artsdepot, London – ‘sharply executed triple bill’ In celebration of the company’s 5th birthday and Evelyn Glennie’s 50th, Joss Arnott Dance have taken on tour a new triple bill, 5|0. Danced by his trademark all-female cast, Arnott continues his reputation for creating high-octane choreography with an athletic, punchy style. The highlight of the bill … Read More

5|0 Triple Bill: ‘Wide Awakening’| UK Review: The Big Issue

To mark the troupe’s fifth birthday and Dame Evelyn Glennie’s fiftieth, “Wide Awakening” is a unique collaboration between the virtuoso percussionist and Joss Arnott Dance. Returning after the interval to see Dame Evelyn’s equipment laid out at the distant rear of the stage, one wonders how much of her presence will be felt or seen during the performance. Like a … Read More

Vincent Ho: ‘The Shaman’ | Asia Review: The Straits Times

The concert’s second half was devoted to Canadian-Chinese composer Vincent Ho’s The Shaman (2011), the percussion concerto that starred Glennie. Sporting waist-long silver locks, she looked the part of its eponymous title as she gracefully glided through her battery of percussion. Its three connected movements were a veritable playground for the barefoot virtuosa, with unpitched percussion (drums, cymbals, bowls and … Read More

AniMotion Show: Edinburgh | UK Review: WOW24/7

AniMotion takes the art of video mapping on to buildings to a whole new level. […] This imaginative collaboration between Russian painter Maria Rud, the internationally acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie and projection artist Ross Ashton transforms the walls of the former hospital into a canvas for real-time animation. The spacious quad allows the audience to stroll around and observe the … Read More

Recital: BBC Proms Chamber Music 2015 |UK Review: Daily Telegraph

Entering Cadogan Hall for Evelyn Glennie’s performance, audience members were offered earplugs. This playfully reinforced a stereotype: percussion instruments are all noise, incapable of the subtlety that should be left to more traditional melodic instruments. Think again. In a concert to celebrate her 50th birthday, Dame Evelyn Glennie demonstrated the expressive range of various percussion instruments, one of which had … Read More

Recital: Bury St Edmunds | UK Review: Bury Free Press

This concert by Dame Evelyn Glennie was not for the faint hearted. The pieces were created and performed with the aim of their audience engaging in a full listening experience. Glennie’s artistry on the wide range of percussion instruments was sparkling as was the piano work by Philip Smith who has been the regular pianist for Dame Evelyn for two … Read More

Jill Jarman: ‘Mindstream’ (& other works) | Europe Review: Dagens Nyheter

(Translated from Swedish) [Hugo Ticciati’s] festival O/Modernt at Confidencen […] spun off in a chamber music series [where] one does not choose between either contemporary or classical music. Instead, they entwine the program showing how they are interrelated, from Pérotin’s Gregorian singing with organ […] to modern minimalism. […] In Áskell Másson’s “Prim” […] the outstanding Evelyn Glennie showed how to get a … Read More

John Corigliano: ‘The Conjurer’ | North America Review: San Antonio Express-News

In perhaps the most unusual piece of the season, percussionist Evelyn Glennie performed John Corigliano’s “Conjurer: Concerto for Percussion” on an array of instruments crossing the entire length of the stage. By one count, Glennie played 33 instruments, or types of instruments, some in multiples and often more than one at a time. […] Although the strings-only orchestra came in … Read More

Áskell Másson: ‘Konzertstücke’ & Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Marimba | UK Review: Henley Herald

Henley Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert at The Hexagon in Reading last Sunday offered the prospect of a rare encounter with the world’s pre-eminent percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, under HSO’s latest guest conductor, Jacques Cohen. Neither disappointed in an enticing amalgam of the unknown and the familiar, including Konzertstück for Snare Drum and Orchestra by Áskell Másson, Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra by Eric … Read More