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Evelyn Glennie The Heart of Sound

April 9, 2016  |   7:00 PM

Tickets: $25 Adult, $15 student, $40 VIP (Includes Very Open Rehearsal, April 8 at Barre Opera House)
(For tickets to the the Very Open Rehearsal at the Barre Opera House on April 8, 7 p.m. AND the Heart of Sound concert at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium April 9, please use the drop-down menu above and click on VIP.)

(Discounts for those with disabilities available by contacting the box office at (802) 748-2600 or

The heart of sound is elusive and often mysterious.

How is it that two people listening to the same thing can hear completely different messages? That question is the driving force behind Evelyn Glennie’s April 9th performance at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium.

Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premiere percussionist, but that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing her accomplishments and impact. Although she has received over 80 international awards as a soloist and composer, including three GRAMMYs, Evelyn’s most powerful work has been through her quest to help teach the world to listen.

Evelyn has been exploring the many ways we can listen since loosing her hearing at the age of 12.

"My career and my life have been about listening in the deepest possible sense. Losing my hearing meant learning how to listen differently, to discover features of sound I hadn’t realized existed. Losing my hearing made me a better listener."

This concert is part of a growing collaboration between Catamount Arts and the Community Engagement Lab (CEL), based in Montpelier. It features Evelyn accompanied by the CEL Festival Orchestra on works for percussion and marimba, as well as masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Pärt.

You, our audience, will be invited to participate with Evelyn and the orchestra in an exploration of how you listen. This hands-on—ears-on!—experience also features voices from our community sharing the stage to refresh the familiar, and make the new suddenly personal and intimate. I hope you will join us for what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind concert event.

Location: St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury VT Map it


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