Trio HLK And Evelyn Glennie, Howard Assembly Room: Concert review – ‘It’s Music, But Not As We Know It.’

Evelyn Glennie And Trio HLK, Howard Assembly Room. It’s Music, But Not As We Know It! Pioneering Scottish ensemble Trio HLK, comprising Richard Harrold (piano), Richard Kass (drums), and Ant Law (guitar), teamed up with Dame Evelyn Glennie, to give an extraordinary performance at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Trio HLK’s music is almost impossible to categorize. Their debut … Read More

Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, Concert Review: God is in the TV

Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, 16/11/2018 By Simon Godley The musical collaboration between Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK is a relatively new one, but it is already reaping very rich rewards. Last year the celebrated percussion soloist was invited by the experimental trio of pianist and composer Richard Harrold, 8-string electric guitarist Ant Law and … Read More

Troilus & Cresssida review: Evening Standard

Sweeping and Confident Production of Shakespeare’s Rarely Performed Tragedy by Fiona Mountford (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) What a glorious play this is and so bewilderingly rarely performed. It’s in my top three Shakespeares (Twelfth Night and Hamlet, since you’re asking) and this sweeping and confident production from RSC boss Gregory Doran illustrates why. The drama’s all-pervasive tone of bitterness and … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD Review: Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

Dreamachine by Michael Daughterty CD Review: Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Orchestral works by Michael Daugherty seem effortless. That is he seems such a natural for orchestration and orchestral writing that the music gives off the illusion that it practically writes itself. Of course that cannot be true. There is enormous facility, a directly communicative narrative and a sort of hard-edged … Read More

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD Review: Flute Review

Dreamachine by Michael Daugherty CD Review: Flute Review by Viviana Guzman   Michael Daugherty / Trail of Tears featuring Amy Porter (NAXOS) This ambitious album featuring the works of Michael Daugherty with flutist, Amy Porter, percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie and tuba player, Carol Jantsch, with the Albany Symphony and conducted by David Alan Miller, is said to be meant to … Read More

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra: Mirage? Concertos for Percussion

Mirage? Concertos for Percussion, CD Review. Jazzdagama, 11th March 2018 by Raul da Gama.    Mirage? Concertos for Percussion: Antonio Vivaldi – Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV 433; Christos Hatzis – Mirage? Arcangelo Corelli – Sonata in D Minor Op. 5 No. 12; Michael Oesterle – Kaluza Klein. Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – Anne Manson (cond) Evelyn Glennie (perc). Label – … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review: The Scotsman

Out of the Silence: Orchestral Music by John McLeod. CD Review: The Scotsman. by Ken Walton Now in his 80s, a remarkably sprightly John McLeod has been writing music of immense character and craftsmanship of late. The most recent piece on this disc dedicated entirely to the Edinburgh-based composer is the title track, Out of the Silence, which in turn … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review: The Herald

Out of the Silence – RSNO/John McLeod/Dame Evelyn Glennie.  CD review: The Herald by Keith Bruce.   THIS is without doubt a major release in terms of contemporary Scottish orchestral music, yet there is a sense of our national orchestra playing catch-up. It is the Scottish Chamber Orchestra that will premiere McLeod’s new viola concerto, Nordic Fire, in October, and … Read More

Out of the Silence by John McLeod, CD Review, : Lebrecht Listens

LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nothing Thrills More Than Finding A Composer We Can Love, 22nd of June, 2018 by Norman Lebrecht. ★★★★ (out of five) The late Michael Kennedy, lifelong Telegraph critic, once told me he lost interest in new music in his late sixties. Michael had known Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten and reckoned their successors were not up … Read More

Out of the Silence, John McLeod, CD Review: Music Review International.

Out of the Silence, John McLeod, Music Review International by John France. 23rd of July 2018. (Extract) The Percussion Concerto is by far the longest work on this CD, running to some 27 minutes. It was composed in 1987 for the present soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie. The work is conceived in five movements: Cortege with Fanfares, Scherzo I, Nightscape (Callanish), … Read More