Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,

April, usually a quiet month in terms of music, the sort of stretch of the season when the weather is getting nice and the indoor seasons are winding down, has turned out to be a hotbed for music featuring Glass’ music. All throughout the month Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica has been touring Glass’ music from … Continue reading “Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,”

Symphony No.5 in New York next month!

It was just announced that next month, Trinity Wall Street will be performing Philip Glass’ mammoth Symphony No.5 conducted by Julian Wachner. Glass’grand millennial symphony hasn’t been heard in New York since the year 2000 with Dennis Russell Davies leading the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The piece received sporadic performances, mostly in Europe, but seems to be … Continue reading “Symphony No.5 in New York next month!”

Record Release: LIFE: A Journey Through Time April 28th

Orange Mountain is proud to announce the release of the world premiere recording of LIFE: A Journey Through Time with The Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest) under the direction of Carolyn Kuan. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conceived of by nature photographer Frans Lanting, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia … Continue reading “Record Release: LIFE: A Journey Through Time April 28th”

Glass Notes: Aguas Da Amazonia – genesis and variation

Seven or Eight Pieces?  Which is it?  In fact it’s twelve pieces?  In the early 1990s, Philip Glass composed a piece for the ballet company Grupo Corpo.  The ballet itself was originally called “Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet” because the penultimate piece Glass composed ran seamlessly into the last piece of the set. … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Aguas Da Amazonia – genesis and variation”

Glass Notes: Dispatches from the road with Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies

Friday night Maki Namekawa presented her first solo performance of The Complete Piano Etudes in Brooklyn with the composer in attendance at National Sawdust in collaboration with Ars Electronica who provided visuals choreographed the the music.  Parts of the evening were caught on Periscope. Namekawa and her piano duo partner then headed to our nation’s … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Dispatches from the road with Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies”

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”