St David's Hall
St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
029 2087 8444 http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/
Dame Evelyn Glennie & the British Sinfonietta
Soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie Percussion
Conductor Anthony Gabriele
Soloist Dawn Hardwick Piano The world's foremost percussion soloist joins forces with one of the UK's leading independent professional orchestras for an evening of outstanding live music.
Dame Evelyn Glennie recently took a lead role in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, performing to a global audience of 900 million people, leading a team of 1000 drummers and accompanying the lighting of the cauldron. She has famously overcome profound deafness to become the first person in musical history to create and sustain a career as a full-time solo percussionist.
The St David's Hall stage will be filled with a selection of instruments from Evelyn's personal collection of over 2000 percussion instruments from around the world, along with a 50-piece professional orchestra; the British Sinfonietta.
The programme will feature pieces for Percussion and Orchestra from Iceland, the Netherlands and New Zealand along with a number of familiar orchestral items. The concert will culminate in a double concerto for Percussion, Piano & Orchestra, with Evelyn joined by the outstanding Welsh pianist Dawn Hardwick.
The British Sinfonietta will also be joined by the combined forces of two Welsh choirs, Cor CF1 and Cor Godre'r Garth, to perform an item in each half of the concert.Askell Masson : Konzertstuck
Modest Mussorgsky : Night on the Bare Mountain
G Faure : Pavane
Jacob Ter Veldhuis : Barracuda Concerto
Alexander Borodin : Polovtsian Dances
Camille Saint-SaŽns : Danse Macabre
John Psathas : View from Olympus