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Chicago, IL (2016 Chicago Tribune Literary Award / Philip Glass, Solo Piano and discussion of Words Without Music)
November 2, 2016
Chicago, IL (Philip Glass, Solo Piano and discussion of Words Without Music)
Philip Glass: Recipient of the 2016 Chicago Tribune Literary Award
Wednesday, Nov 2 6-7PM
Symphony Center, Armour Stage
220 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60604
One of the most influential artists of his era, Philip Glass is a colossus of modern music. His early works shaped musical minimalism, and his expansive oeuvre includes operas, symphonies, chamber works, and even film scores. Marked by a political and literary sensitivity, his compositions explore the impact of scientists (Einstein on the Beach), writers such as Samuel Beckett, and political giants like Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi. Chicago Tribune’s arts critic Howard Reich joins Glass to discuss his remarkable career and new book, Words Without Music: A Memoir. Glass will play a short solo selection.