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Proms Chamber Music 4: Dame Evelyn Glennie

Monday 10 August 2015 - 1:00 PM

Cadogan Hall
Dame Evelyn Glennie © Jim Callaghan

Approximate end time: 2pm

Presented by:

Keiko Abe
Prism Rhapsody 15'

Evelyn Glennie & Philip Sheppard
Orologeria aureola 5'

Bertram Wee
Dithyrambs c7'
world premiere

John Psathas
View from Olympus 23'
world premiere of this version

Dame Evelyn Glennie percussion
Philip Smith piano

There will be no interval

Returning to the Proms for the first time since 2007, award-winning Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie celebrates her 50th birthday with a musical party.

She performs alongside pianist Philip Smith, showcasing not only her expressive virtuosity and versatility in works by John Psathas and Keiko Abe, but also her skill as a composer, in Orologeria aureola, a joint composition for Halo (metallic 'handpan') and tape.

The performance also features a world premiere for Aluphone – an instrument invented only in 2011 and introduced at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony by Glennie herself.

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