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    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.

  • Programme

    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