Dame Evelyn Glennie, one of the world’s most celebrated solo percussionists, joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an explosive performance at the Corn Exchange. The concert, at 7.30pm on 9 June, will feature Michael Daugherty’s percussive concerto Dreamachine, and a new work from Debbie Wiseman (composer of BBC TV’s Wolf Hall music) celebrating Glennie’s 50th birthday.
From her role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, in which she led a thousand drummers to the opening music, to collaborations with artists including Björk, Glennie’s career is remarkable. A ground-breaking musical talent, known for her magnetising stage presence, her ascent has been all the more impressive given she’s been profoundly deaf since the age of eight.
There’s a pre-concert talk at 6pm at Hilton Cambridge City Centre, free to ticket holders. Tickets are £28.50-£38.50.