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Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Sep 25

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010, 12:00am

Dame Evelyn Glennie & City Chamber Orchestra of HK

Jean Thorel conducts the Scottish percussionist (right) and local ensemble performing Bridge's Sir Roger de Coverley for Strings, Vivaldi's Concerto for Flautino in C Major, Duddell's Snowblind and Alrich's Marimba Concerto. Sept 25, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Glennie drums up a sensory storm

Is there a classical music stereotype Evelyn Glennie hasn't broken? She's a woman playing an instrument whose ranks were traditionally filled with men. She brought the drums - usually relegated to the back of the orchestra - to the front of the stage, becoming what is generally recognised as classical music's first full-time professional solo percussionist.

9 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

The Music: Evelyn Glennie

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie has recorded 17 albums, won two Grammy awards and sustains a full-time career as a solo percussionist. She gives a masterclass today at 11am at the Sha Tin Town Hall. Recital tomorrow, 8pm. Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall. $120-$300. Inquiries: 2268 7236

9 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Drummer downplays deafness

Whenever Evelyn Glennie performs in Hong Kong her concerts are sold out.

The top percussionist is popular, not only because of her virtuoso style and professional performance but because of the sheer energy of her presence on stage.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am

Rhythmic trail-blazer hits town

Full-time solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie takes to the stage at the City Hall Concert Hall tomorrow at 8 pm.

Accompanied by pianist Philip Smith, she will perform a variety of works that include three Hong Kong premieres.

The concert will feature an exciting repertoire of rhythmic music performed on a collection of unique musical instruments.

24 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Drama in drums

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie is so good, it is probably too late to get tickets for her performance on July 25 in City Hall Concert Hall - but if there are any left, grab them. Few musicians can claim to have worked with such diverse talents as Sir Georg Solti, Indonesia's top gamelan master, Mstislav Rostropovich and Bjork.

5 Jul 1996 - 12:00am