Aldbourne Band and Evelyn Glennie Team Up

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by ROBWILLIAMS, Nov 16, 2005.


    ROBWILLIAMS New Member

    Evelyn Glennie OBE, the internationally famous and world renowned solo percussionist, and Aldbourne Band are delighted to jointly announce an exciting collaboration.

    Aldbourne Band will appear with Evelyn Glennie in concert at the Colston Hall, Bristol, UK on Friday 17th November 2006 to perform a programme that will contain a selection of refreshing arrangements.

    Evelyn Glennie says "I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to agree a date and secure a fine venue to work with Aldbourne Band. Their professional approach, original ideas and, of course, their wonderful music, will make this an event I shall very much be looking forward to. We are in the very early stages of formulating composition ideas but I know that the programme will be eclectic and suitable for a wide audience to appreciate, and also of high artistic merit.

    Evelyn is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most innovative musicians on the scene today she is constantly redefining the goals and expectations of percussion, and creating performances of such vitality that they almost constitute a new type of performance. Evelyn gives more than 100 performances a year worldwide, performing with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. For the initial ten years of her career virtually every performance she gave was in some way a first. Her diversity of collaborations has included performance artists such as Nana Vasoncelos, Kodo, Bela Fleck, Bjork, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, The Kings Singers, and Fred Frith.

    It is with great honour and anticipation that Aldbourne Band has been planning this exciting concert event. There are still opportunities for organisations to be involved with this successful event in terms of sponsorship and publicity.

    Concert Website

    A Web-site has been especially created for the event, where there are further details of the artists, ticketing and contact information –

    This announcement follows a busy and fruitful period for Aldbourne Band. Melvin White directed the Band to win the 1st Section title at the West of England Championships in Torquay and secured qualification to the National Finals in Harrogate. Following this the Band worked with Steve Sykes at Blackpool in the Senior Trophy coming 3rd on Connotations and gaining promotion to the 2006 Senior Cup. The Band then achieved 4th place at the 1st Section National Finals moving up to 108 in the World Rankings. The Band was also pleased to appoint Steve Sykes as Musical Director in October and is now looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of 2006.

    For more information regarding the concert contact:

    James Sheppard Tel: +44 (0) 1672 516888
    Carla Leete, Evelyn Glennie Private Office Tel: +44 (0) 1480 891772

    Rob Williams
    Aldbourne Band Publicity Officer
    01672 540506
    07736 691902
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