Triumph in Boston, on to NYC and DC

Saturday night’s performance of Symphony No.2 (1994) and the Tirol Concerto (2000) was an artistic triumph.  The Boston Globe captured it in saying “the highlight of the evening, really — was that slow movement, anguish turning agitated and then noble, both pianist and orchestra playing as if it were Schubert, or late Beethoven.”  The Boston … Continue reading “Triumph in Boston, on to NYC and DC”

Glass Notes: Symphony No.2 & Tirol Concerto in Boston

On Feb.18th, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project under the direction of its leader Gil Rose will perform the Boston premieres of the Tirol Concerto for piano & orchestra (2000) with pianist Anton Batagov, and Glass’s Second Symphony. The concert will also feature “The Drawf Planets” by composer Benjamin Park. In many respects this is an … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Symphony No.2 & Tirol Concerto in Boston”

New Interview With Philip Glass by Richard Guerin in Advance of the the Premiere of his New Symphony

“More of a quest than an arrival”  I began working for Orange Mountain Music, Philip Glass’ record label, 11 years ago in January 2006. I was hired only weeks after the world premiere of Symphony No.8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.   Symphony No.8 and its quiet ending was perhaps the draw for ticket sales … Continue reading “New Interview With Philip Glass by Richard Guerin in Advance of the the Premiere of his New Symphony”

Glass Operas 2016 & 2017

With 22 productions of Glass operas in 2016 and 2017, be sure to catch one near you: Upcoming Opera Productions 2017: January: Les Enfants Terribles (Royal Opera House London); The Trial (Scottish Opera Glasgow); March:  The Juniper Tree (Oklahoma City); The Perfect American (American Prem. Long Beach Opera) April: La Belle et la Bete (New York with PGE); Hydrogen Jukebox (Binghampton, NY); The Perfect American … Continue reading “Glass Operas 2016 & 2017”

Philip Glass Receives the 11th Glenn Gould Prize

Over the weekend, Philip Glass became the eleventh recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, Canada’s highest award for music.  The occasion was marked with a celebratory concert featuring Glass’s music including performances by Dennis Russell Davies and the NAC Orchestra, as well as performances by Simone Dinnerstein, Matt Haimovitz and Timo Andres performing his own music … Continue reading “Philip Glass Receives the 11th Glenn Gould Prize”

This Weekend Glass’s Magnum Opus Symphony No.5 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Looking to feel better about humankind? This weekend, the Washington Chorus presents a rare performance of Glass’s massive Millennium Choral Symphony at the Kennedy Center conducted by Julian Wachner.  Listen here to Wachner discuss the symphony on Classical WETA as part of Wachner’s final season with the Washington Chorus. When I say this is a … Continue reading “This Weekend Glass’s Magnum Opus Symphony No.5 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC”