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Feel the Sound / Concert by Evelyn Glennie and Mezei Szilárd

The concert by the world-famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie and experimental music artist from Senta, Mezei Szilárd, will mark the opening of the Other? Europe platform. The interesting artistic duo will present their work to the Novi Sad audience at the City Concert Hall on 9 October at 8 p.m..

The Szilárd Mezei Polar Quartet will perform with Evelyn Glennie, consisting of:

Szilard Mezey – viola,

Bogdan Ranković – clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor sax,

Ivan Burka – vibraphone, marimba, percussion,

Ervin Malina – double bass.

Evelyn Glennie is one of the most famous percussionists in the world. She was the five-time Grammy nominee, and she won the award two times (in 1988, for the Best Chamber Music Performance and in 2014, for the Best Classical Instrumental Solo). In 2015, she received the prestigious Polar Music Prize, often described as the ‘Nobel Prize for Music’. Furthermore, she published a duet with Björk and performed with numerous famous musicians such as Bobby McFerrin and Mark Knopfler. She also performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Evelyn Glennie has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12 and she performs barefoot to feel the music. Contemporary composers write music especially for her, and during the performance in Novi Sad, in addition to improvisations, she will perform the composition ‘A Piece for Dance’ by James Keane, a composer from Great Britain.

Evelyn Glennie will perform with Mezei Szilárd, a musician and composer from Senta, who performs and composes contemporary improvised music. In 2018, Glennie and Mezei recorded an album of improvised music entitled ‘The Core-Tet Project’ with the two exceptional improvisers Jon Hemmersam and Michael Jefry Stevens. This will be their first joint performance within the ‘Creative Embassies and Ambassadors’ project, aiming to connect the world’s greatest stars with artists from Serbia.

Tickets for the concert will be available from today, 20 September, at the Gigs Tix shops, as well as on their website. The price of the ticket is RSD 500.

The event is accessible to people with physical disabilities.

Photo: Philipp Rathmer Brigitte



09. Oct 2022.


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


City Concert Hall
Bulevar cara Lazara 67, Novi Sad


Foundation ‘Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture’