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

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

‘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

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

5|0 Triple Bill: ‘Wide Awakening’| 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’| 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

AniMotion Show: Edinburgh | 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

AniMotion Show: Durham | Review: The Journal

As dusk fell, a lone bat flitted against the cathedral walls and the bells of another church rode faintly on the air. Then the show, perhaps best described as an audio-visual concert, began. Dame Evelyn, on African marimba, began with a gentle but hauntingly beautiful melody from her position within the far cloister. Beneath a gazebo on the grass, Maria … Read More

AniMotion Show: Edinburgh | Review: Financial Times

Rud, whose mother was a composer, has a natural affinity with music, evidenced in the fluid execution of her paintings and choice of musical collaborators. The synergy between Rud and percussionist Evelyn Glennie is especially potent. In Vincent Ho’s Nostalgia, Rud imitated the ethereal vibraphone shimmers with squiggly upward brushstrokes that became houses, figures on horseback and otherworldly faces. And in Askell Masson’s Prim, … Read More