Evelyn Glennie: Concertos for Mallet Instruments

January 15, 2021, 9:00 am

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This compilation of concertos for mallet instruments features triple Grammy Award-winning percussion virtuoso Dame Evelyn Glennie and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Alexis Alrich’s Marimba Concerto, a rich amalgam of bold rhythms and exuberance, also explores Mexican and Asian-inspired music. Sir Karl Jenkins traces the 15th-century tune La Folia, furnishing it with refinement and strongly characterized intensity. Ned Rorem’s Mallet Concerto highlights the contrasting resonances of four different pitched mallets in music of drama and dynamism.