Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—World-renowned percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform and share stories from her career while on the Grinnell College campus, Apr. 8-9.

Glennie will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. She will also perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 9 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a full-time solo percussionist. As an eclectic and innovative musician, she presents more than 100 performances a year, working with the world’s greatest artists and composers. Glennie also composes and records music for film and television and is constantly exploring other areas of creativity, from writing a best-selling autobiography, “Good Vibrations,” to collaborating with director Thomas Riedelsheimer on the film “Touch the Sound.” Glennie was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 and to date has received more than 80 international awards.

Tickets are required for the Apr. 9 free public performance and may be obtained at the Bucksbaum Center box office, beginning Tues., Apr. 6, noon to 5 p.m. For ticket questions, call 641-269-3235 or go to thepublic events Web site. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell.

Glennie’s Apr. 8 Convocation is sponsored by the Grinnell College Convocation Committee. The Apr. 9 performance is sponsored by the Grinnell College Public Events Committee. The Bucksbaum Center is located at 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus.