Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a world-renowned soloist with a fascinating story. Her approach to percussion playing is marked by her profound deafness, giving rise to a sense of vitality that is unique in performance. She’s master of a vast variety of percussive instruments, a motivational speaker, a jeweler, an arranger, and, ahem, a noble.

Audiences tend to marvel that Glennie, the world’s premier solo percussionist, is profoundly deaf, although she has a decidedly different attitude about the matter: “For me, my deafness is no more important than the fact I am female with brown eyes,” she says.

She had the honour of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Fresh off winning the Polar Music Prize and recording an album with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler, the Scottish artist joins the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra on a tour of Eastern Canada.

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

The MCO is “Canada’s tiny, perfect chamber orchestra” (Toronto Star).

It has toured widely, commissions often, embraces a diverse repertoire, and collaborates regularly with the world’s leading solo­ists, from James Ehnes to Marc-André Hamelin.

The orchestra, boasting a roster of some of the finest orchestral musicians in Canada, has been praised for its “satiny sound … dynamic subtlety, and an impeccable sense of ensemble” (Ottawa Citizen) and called “an excellent string ensemble conducted with crispness and verve by Anne Manson” (San Francisco Chronicle).

ANNE MANSON, conductor

VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto (arr. for vibraphone)
CORELLI La Folia (arr. for marimba and strings)
Christos HATZIS Mirage? for Vibraphone, Yunluo (cloud gongs) and Strings
Michael OESTERLE Kaluza Klein for Vibraphone and String Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a

Wednesday, October 5th 2016 at 7:30pm
Duration: 2 Hrs

For tickets and information: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts  514-285-2000

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

Related Posts