DaDaFest 2012 -Dame Evelyn Glennie – Saturday 18 August, 7.30pm

This week the London 2012 Olympic’s Opening Ceremony took place but many viewers will not have been aware that the main percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, is deaf.

There is another opportunity to see her perform as Dame Evelyn Glennie, a world renowned percussionist, will be playing at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 18 August as part of DaDaFest 2012.

Tickets: £20 – £27.50

How to Book: In person at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street.
                    or  call 0151 709 3789
                    or click

As Evelyn describes on her blog, she is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. In addition she composes and writes music for film, TV, radio, library companies and live performances.

On her own blog, Evelyn wrote the following about the Olympic Ceremony :

“When I was invited to participate in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony I was both honoured and humbled. The onus on all the people who have donated their time, energy and effort towards the world’s most prestigious event is enormous. The attention to detail has been second to none from everyone who has participated both on stage and off stage. For my part I was delighted to introduce the Aluphone to Danny Boyle and his creative team. In turn I believe it’s beautiful tone and sound colour have been incorporated into, what I hope, will become an iconic piece of music helping to introduce this exciting new instrument across the globe.”
-Evelyn Glennie DBE.

One example of her talents on Youtube


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