Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert review: The Scotsman.

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Concert Review by Jim Gilchrist: The Scotsman 18th May 2018 AN UNSUSPECTING fragment from one of Bach’s cello suites mustn’t have known what hit it, as Trio HLK, joined by percussion virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie, hijacked it amid a melee of heavy-metal intensity. With Glennie’s vibraphone ringing and Ant Law’s eight-stringed guitar … 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

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

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

Vincent Ho: ‘The Shaman’ | 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

Jill Jarman: ‘Mindstream’ (& other works) | 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’ | 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 | 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