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THE MUSICIAN internationally hailed as the first lady of solo percussion, will be performing in Coventry next month.

Evelyn Glennie - the woman who has won virtually every major musical prize there is - is visiting the city for an international celebrity concert series.

On Friday, May 14, she will be performing some exciting new works written especially for her at the Warwick Arts Centre Warwick Arts Centre is a multi-venue arts complex at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry is the largest arts centre in the Midlands, attracting around 280,000 visitors a year to over 2,000 individual events embracing music, drama,

Her popular shows never fail to inspire and amaze audiences worldwide and her music has attracted audiences who tastes range from the esoteric avant garde to the immediately acceptable.


The Golden Age of Xylophone xylophone (zī`ləfōn) [Gr.,=wood sound], musical instrument having graduated wooden slabs that are struck by the player with small, hard mallets. The slabs are usually arranged like a keyboard, and the range varies from two to four octaves.  recalls the years when this instrument was the star attraction of theatre orchestras.

And the UK premiere of Stewart Wallace's The Cheese and the Worms puts Evelyn's skills as both percussionist and bagpiper to the test.

She was born in Aberdeen where, from the age of 12, she studied timpani timpani: see kettledrum.
 or kettledrums

Large bowl-shaped drums with pedal mechanisms for altering their pitch by changing the membrane's tension. The timpani are the principal orchestral percussion instruments.
 and percussion before entering the Royal Academy of Music The Royal Academy of Music is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the world's leading music institutions. It was founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French eccentric harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa and in 1830 was  in London, in 1982.

She picked up numerous awards including the Queen's Commendation Prize for all round excellence - which is the highest award granted by the RAM.

Evelyn's international concert schedule sees her performing in more than 20 different countries every year and across all five continents.

Despite her frequent visits to the orient, she now devotes four months of her schedule to recitals, concerts and masterclasses across North America.

She has worked with orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States. History
Founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr.

Evelyn plays the Great Highland Bagpipes and is committed to bringing the instrument and its music to a wider public.

Two major documentaries on her life have been made for television and she has presented and performed in two series of the BBC's Soundbites.

In 1988 she won a Grammy Award for her recording of Bartok's Sonato for Two Pianos and Percussion with the late Sir Georg Solti, Murray Perahia and David Corkhill.

Since then, a South Bank Show television documentary Evelyn in Rio, where she took part in the carnival, has been released on video.

Also she was awarded an OBE in the 1993 Honours List.

Her compositions include music for films and television produced in collaboration with Greg Malcangi.

Their music for Trial and Retribution I, by Lynda La Plante Lynda La Plante (born Lynda Titchmarsh on 15 March 1946) is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress (her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal), best known for writing the Prime Suspect , was nominated for a BAFTA in 1998 and they have since produced the music for Trial and Retribution II.

Some of her latest work includes writing music for a film written by William Boyd called Trench.

At the concert in Coventry, the audience will be able to hear Kreisler's Praeludium and Allegro arrangement further adapted by Evelyn for vibraphone vibraphone
 or vibraharp

Percussion instrument with tuned metal bars, arranged keyboard-style like the xylophone. Felt or wool beaters are used to strike the bars, giving a soft, mellow tone quality.

It precedes a marimba work by Leigh Howard Stevens Leigh Howard Stevens (born March 9 1953) is a marimba artist best known for developing, codifying, and promoting the Stevens technique or Musser-Stevens grip, a method of independent four-mallet marimba performance based on the Musser grip. , Rhythmic Caprice which features new aural effects including a kind of pizzicato pizzicato (pĭt'səkä`tō), in music, the technique of plucking the strings of an instrument that is usually bowed. Directions for playing pizzicato are found in early 17th-century music. .

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 8pm, are now on sale priced between pounds 6 and pounds 26, and they are available from the art centre box office on 01203 524524.

WARWICK ARTS CENTRE is giving away 25 tickets worth up to pounds 26 each for the performance by Evelyn Glennie for Coventry Evening Telegraph Coventry Evening Telegraph is a local tabloid newspaper, founded in 1891 as Coventry's first daily newspaper. Today it belongs to the Trinity Mirror group - the biggest regional newspaper group in the UK.  readers.

All you have to do is call the box office, quote Evelyn Glennie Offer and purchase one ticket in any of the three top price areas.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:MacKenzie, Jenny
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 16, 1999
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