Announcing a new documentary – ‘Love is Listening – Dementia without Loneliness’

‘Love is Listening’ Evelyn is proud to announce the screening of a new documentary about Dementia: ‘Love is Listening – Dementia without Loneliness’ on December 5th at St Christopher’s Hospice, London. The film is the product of a long-term collaboration between Evelyn and The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory (Memory Bridge) and the charity’s founder, Michael Verde. Love is … Read More

Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald.

Review of Troilus and Cressida, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until 17th November: The Stratford upon Avon Herald by Gill Sutherland Most people aren’t that bothered about Troilus and Cressida, a quick Google search finds it consistently ranked as one of the least rated of Shakespeare plays in popularity polls on the internet – 32nd out of 37 on the YouGov … 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

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star

Troilus and Cressida, RSC, Stratford – review with pictures: Express & Star by Marion Brennan (Photo by Helen Maybanks.) So director Greg Doran’s ‘gender-neutral’ staging of Troilus and Cressida is a nice ‘up yours’ to the Elizabethans who banned women from the stage, albeit 400 years on. The biggest traditionally male roles given to women here are those of the … 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

The Core-Tet Project – CD Review: Jazz Word.

The Core-Tet Project – CD Review, Jazz Word, July 21st 2018. (Extract) ‘Rusty Locks, with a Caribbean-styled steel-pan-like pulse from Glennie is nearly a Latin-Jazz piece expressed in pizzicato pops from both string players and a comprehensive syncopated ostinato from Stevens. Other tracks, such as “Black Box Thinking”, where Glennie’s percussion doubles into full-kit expansion from kettle drum-like resonation, the … Read More

Trio HLK and Evelyn Glennie, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 13 May 2018

  Trio HLK and Evelyn Glennie, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – 13 May 2018, Concert review. (Photo credits: Adam Bulley.) By F Mactaggart for Scottish Jazz Space, May 16, 2018. The sense of excitement is palpable as Scottish Trio HLK arrive briskly on stage at 8pm sharp, and persists undimmed until they take their modest final bows to the thrilled home … Read More