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Groningen, Netherlands (Symphony No.1 “Low”, Violin Concerto No.1)

January 21, 2017

ConductorHans Leenders
ViolinKaren Gomyo

GlassParts of Low Symphony
ReichMusic for 80 Musicians (world premiere)
GlassViolin Concerto No. 1

The NNO and Philip Glass maintained a warm relationship. In 2013 he awarded the NNE honor to work with him and his ensemble the Dutch premiere of the live accompaniment of the film Koyaanisqatsi bring verzorgen.Eerder all the NNO as other works by Glass premiered in the Netherlands.

This concert season celebrate Philip Glass and Steve Reich, the two titans of modern music, their 80th birthday. With full effect minimal music they brought from the sixties revolutionized both the classical and the pop world. Repetitive structures, a clear pace consonant harmonies and accessibility are the main features of their work. On January 10, it is also the rock legend David Bowie died a year ago. Let Philip Glass are now a great admirer of Bowie! For his Low Symphony , he was inspired by the avant-garde, experimental music on the album Low . As a tribute to Bowie plays the NNE some parts of it. Of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich makes Anthony Fiumara – composer in residence of the NNE – especially for this concert an operation for 80 musicians. This work written around 1975, known as the iconic benchmark of 20th-century music. Beautiful, moving and fresh music. “It fills the air, elevates the soul and makes the world mooiг, is specially to read this piece dedicated website The First Violin Concerto by Philip Glass 1987 is considered one of the most important instrumental concerts of the late 20th century. While composing Glass thought of his deceased father Ben. He wanted to write a work that his father, who had never followed music, but liked to go to the concert hall, would have found nice.

Glass and Reich are still alive and kicking. ” In 2014, the old college friends joined together again after almost forty years in New York. Glass rejoiced greatly at the reunion: “It will be fun. All my friends are dead or dying, so it is great to have a living friend. ”

Prior to this concert is an introduction


January 21, 2017