Dame Evelyn Glennie Returns To Music Hall For Higdon’s Percussion Concerto Nov 2 & 3


Over one billion people experienced her electric artistry during the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympic Games, and on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, Dame Evelyn Glennie performs live with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Dame Glennie lights up Music Hall’s stage with Jennifer Higdon’s awe-inspiring Percussion Concerto, a huge audience hit when the CSO last performed it in 2009. Widely known for pushing boundaries and thrilling audiences, Dame Glennie performs with an eclectic and innovative style that is sure to amaze. Conductor Peter Oundjian joins the Orchestra with a program of orchestral showpieces including Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso paired with Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Capriccio espagnol and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini, which tells Dante’s infamous story of love and lust. This is the first concert of the 2012-13 season Boundless Series, curated by Ms. Higdon herself, pairing classics with bold, fresh new works.

Prior to these concerts, composer Jennifer Higdon and percussionist Evelyn Glennie will be participating in Classical Conversations, an informative, casual discussion open to all ticketholders held in the Music Hall auditorium one hour before the start of the concert. CSO Associate Conductor Robert Treviño hosts the event. Dame Glennie will be signing CDs in the lobby following the concerts.

Both Dame Glennie and Ms. Higdon will be participating in several residency activities while in Cincinnati. On Wednesday, October 31 at 4 p.m., Ms. Higdon will participate in a moderated discussion with conservatory students and composers at the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. She will participate in a similar discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 1 at Northern Kentucky University with composition and music theory students. Dame Glennie will lead a master class for percussion students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts on Friday, November 2.

Ms. Higdon and Dame Glennie will also be meeting with students at College Nite after the concert on Friday, November 2. College students and CSO Ignite members receive the concert and a post-concert party in Music Hall’s Corbett Tower for just $12. The party includes free appetizers from Raffel’s Catering, a cash bar, live music by The Prohibitionists, great prizes, and a chance to mingle with CSO musicians, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, composer Jennifer Higdon, guest conductor Peter Oundjian and other college students.

The CSO is grateful to CSO Boundless Series Sponsor Macy’s. The Concert Sponsor for these performances is HORAN. The ArtsWave Partner Company for these performances is U.S. Bank.

Tickets start at $10 and are available by phone at (513) 381-3300, on the Internet at www.cincinnatisymphony.org, and in person at:
 CSO Box Office at Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 CSO Box Office at Music Hall 2 hours prior to the performance.
 CSO Ignite tickets for CSO concerts are $12. They are available for members of the program ages 18-30 beginning Monday of the performance week at the CSO Sales Office, over the phone at 513-381-3300, or online at www.cincinnatisymphony.org
 Xtreme Seats are available in the first few rows for just $10 or side gallery for only $18. No other discounts apply.
 Senior Tickets (age 62+) are 25% off and are available the week of the concert in person at the CSO Sales Office, over the phone at (513) 381-3300, or online at www.cincinnatisymphony.org.