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”

New Recording of Glass Symphony No.3 on OMM with Mike Mills Violin Concerto

Available Oct.14th, OMM presents a new recording of Glass’s Symphony No.3 paired with the world premiere recording of R.E.M.’s Mike Mills’ Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra, and a crystalline interpretations of John Adams’ Road Movies with Glass champion Robert McDuffie. From iTunes, Amazon, and Apple Music

National Medal of Arts Video & Transcript

“We honor musicians like Philip Glass. Like his own life like a New York City Juilliard trained cab driver, Philip’s work is filled with contradictions that cross genres and cultures.  When the music he made strayed from neat conventions audiences didn’t know always how to react. I understand that there have been some eggs thrown … Continue reading “National Medal of Arts Video & Transcript”

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the National Arts Centre.  Conductor Dennis Russell Davies, a life-long proponent of the music of Philip Glass and collaborator on numerous commissions, will lead … Continue reading “The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass”

Remembering The Looking Glass Studios, New York

Philip Glass’s former recording studio was called Looking Glass Studios and was located on the ninth floor just a half a block north of Houston Street on Broadway.  To most visitors it was the Looking Glass Studios but it also was home to Glass’s publishing company and later to Orange Mountain Music.  I had seen … Continue reading “Remembering The Looking Glass Studios, New York”