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

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

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

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

‘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

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

Recital: BBC Proms Chamber Music 2015 | 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 | 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