The Scottish virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who has won the prestigious Polar Music Prize 2015 and a Grammy as well, the New York Times has named a phenomenon. She is the first percussionist with such an exclusive and versatile carrier both in the fields of academic and non-academic music; she is also among those few performers composers were eager to write music to them – some 200 in this case.

The vivacious Concerto by Sir James Loy MacMillan based on the authentic Scottish folk melodies will crown the final concert of the 10th season of the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga, along with the impish music by the Joseph Haydn and something sublime by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Videoportrait of Evelyn Glennie by BBC 4 ©


Programme of Sinfonietta Rīga Season's Closing concert:

Joseph Haydn Symphony in B-flat major, Hob. I:98

James McMillan Concerto for percussion and orchestra Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
F. Mendellsohn - Symphony No. 3
Linda Leimane - Guesstimations
R. Strauss - Oboe Concerto
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