- Chan Centre Presents
- Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Anne Manson, Music Director with Dame Evelyn Glennie
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Anne Manson, Music Director with Dame Evelyn Glennie
Presented by the Chan Centre
Scottish-born, solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie joins the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Anne Manson, for this exhilarating concert featuring works new and old. Described by critics as a “luminary of sound,” Glennie’s one-of-a-kind musicality combined with her superb technique and appreciation of the visual ensures an eclectic performance experience wrought with vitality and infectious energy. Profoundly deaf since the age of 12, this multiple Grammy Award-winning artist consistently redefines the goals and expectations of percussion by helping audiences understand a broader way to “hear” music.
Anne Manson is recognized throughout the world for her conducting achievements-the first woman to conduct at the Salzburg Festival, and one of only three women to have been appointed Music Director of a leading American symphony orchestra-the Kansas City Symphony.
The repertoire for this concert showcases a dynamic list from Antonio Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto adapted for the vibraphone; José Evangelista’s Airs d’Espagne; Snowblind, composed by Joe Duddell and Christos Hatzis’ Mirage?
FREE EVENTS in the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre:
Wed Sep 16 at 7PM – Sound and Silence lecture by UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Thu Sep 17 at 12PM – Touch the Sound film screening
This event is part of the 2nd Annual UBC Culture Fest from Sept. 14th-20th, 2009.