Pacific Symphony Presents Grammy Award-Winning Percussionist Evelyn Glennie
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The last date listed for Evelyn Glennie, Percussion was Friday April 7, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva Perón comes to vivid life through stunning showstoppers like "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying Adored." Evita follows the path of the small-town peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to President Juan Perón's side as first lady, becoming one of South America's most powerful women. Though she was much beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history's most tragic and dramatic figures. Direct from Broadway and making its first national tour, this stunning production is directed by Tony nominee Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "Evelyn Glennie…is quite simply a phenomenon as a performer." --New York Times
- "Glennie projected more intensity and variation than one would have imagined possible for an instrument not known for traditional melodic lines!... Fierce concentration, acute sensitivity, and both raw and refined emotion are among the trademarks of Glennie’s distinct musicality." --Denver Post
- “Evelyn Glennie is a remarkable lady, not just in terms of musical talent but because she is one of a very select band who can attract young people to modern non-pop music." --Bristol Evening Post
- "The diminutive Scottish percussionist attacks her arrays of instruments with a concentration and intensity that are palpable. Moving swiftly from station to station, pouncing over keyboards and chimes, Glennie creates a visual drama enhanced by her deft quickness with the mallets and her extraordinarily expressive body." --The Seattle Times
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For the first ten years of her career, virtually every performance Evelyn Glennie gave was in some way a first: The first time an orchestra had performed with a percussion soloist, the first solo percussion performance at a venue or festival, and the world premiere of a new percussion concerto.
Evelyn gives more than 100 performances a year all over the world to universal critical acclaim. Evelyn has performed with virtually all of the world's finest orchestras and greatest conductors in the most famous concert halls.
As one of the world's top international concert soloists and the most in demand solo percussionist in the world, Evelyn takes a step beyond others by combining her superb technical abilities with a profound appreciation of the visual elements of percussion. Her astonishing musicality help her create performances of such stunning vitality that they almost constitute a new type of performance. To this end Evelyn has commissioned over one hundred new works for solo percussion from many of the world's most talented composers.
Despite all the advice to the contrary, Evelyn is not only the first person to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist in the history of classical music but is redefining the goals and expectations of percussion students, orchestras, concert promoters and the general
public the world over.
Evelyn's recording career has been as illustrious as her performing career. Evelyn's first CD, a recording of Bartok's "Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion" won her a Grammy in 1988. Subsequent solo recordings have earned a further two Grammy nominations, one of which won in 2002 (Bela Fleck collaboration for Sony Classical), a Classic CD Award and great critical acclaim. Evelyn's twelfth solo CD, Shadow Behind the Iron Sun (BMG Records) was based on a radical concept and has once again questioned people's expectations. Despite working a relentless schedule Evelyn is in constant demand to release new recordings. Her three most recent include 'The Music of Christopher Rouse' (ONDINE), 'Oriental Landscapes' (BIS) and 'Fractured Lines' by Mark-Anthony Turnage (CHANDOS) and a further two albums awaiting a release date.
Outside of her performance schedule, Evelyn has penned a bestselling autobiography (Good Vibrations) and hosted two television programs for the BBC. Evelyn regularly appears on television across the world. Her most recent appearances include The David Letterman Show (USA), Sesame Street (USA), The Michael Barrymore Show (UK) and presenting and performing on Songs of Praise (UK). Evelyn's Commonwealth Games Festival Concert was broadcast on BBC4 and she has been collaborating with the renowned film director Thomas Riedelsheimer on a new film called 'Touch the Sound', which premiered in Edinburgh in August of 2004.
Evelyn composes and records music for film and television, and has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (BAFTA's), the UK equivalent of the Oscars.
In 1993 Evelyn was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for her services to music.
About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 35th season in 2013-14, is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents — from schoolchildren to senior citizens.