Deeply feeling the percussion with Evelyn Glennie

Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Evelyn Glennie, percussion

|    Allegro 2018

|    Vivace 2018

DEBUSSY
MACMILLAN
MUSSORGSKY/Mignone
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune [Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”]
Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Pictures at an Exhibition

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian invited to lead an Asian orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic. In the United States, Mechetti was Resident Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony, and is now Conductor Emeritus of the Spokane Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony, after leading them for many seasons with great success. In Washington, he served as Associate Conductor for Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony. With a solid career both in the USA and Brazil, Mechetti has already performed in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. He is also a winner of the Malko Competition and holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music.

Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. Throughout her career, Evelyn has had the opportunity to collaborate with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. She played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. She recorded more than 30 albums, has more than 200 pieces commissioned to her name and won over 80 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize, two Grammy and a BAFTA nomination. The film Touch the Sound and her enlightening TED speech remain key testimonies to her approach to sound-creation. Born in Scotland, Evelyn was invited to perform a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was awarded an OBE in 1993, a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2007 and the Companion of Honour in 2016.

Programa de Concerto

29 Nov 2018
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall

30 Nov 2018
Friday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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