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Berkeley, CA (Other Minds Presents Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa – Glass@80)
December 6, 2017
“A Real Barnburner” for Phillip Glass’ 80th year
When conductor/pianist Dennis Russell Davies directed our Lou Harrison concert in February he said, “You know I’m retiring from my regular [conducting] gig in Linz, and now I’d like to do a benefit for Other Minds.”
He and his partner Maki Namekawa, both of whom work closely with Philip Glass, are flying back from Austria to perform a special concert of Glass’ music for two pianos in a very intimate setting for our fans.
The event will take place 7:30pm, Wednesday December 6th at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, in honor of Glass’ 80th birthday. It will feature the suites from Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles and La Belle et la Bête for two pianos and wind octet in its American premiere. In addition, a major work composed for the Davies-Namekawa duo–which Dennis fondly calls “a real barnburner!”–Four Movements for Two Pianos, will complete the program.