London, UK (Philip Glass at 80: Celebrating the Film Music of Philip Glass)
Philip Glass at 80: Celebrating the Film Music of Philip Glass
Michael Riesman piano
Chase Spruill violin
Music / Monday, 30 January 2017 – 7:30pm / Hall One
Online Price: £16.50 – £34.50
Suite from Candyman*+ (2014)
Suite from The Hours*+ (2014)
‘I Knew Her’ from Notes on a Scandal for solo piano
Suite from Dracula*+ (2014)
+Arranged for Chase Spruill and Michael Riesman
Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.
While he is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, and in popular music, his music in film continues to stand out as hugely influential to the landscape of the entertainment industry, innovating possibilities for music to stealthily enhance the drama of moving images.
Join us for a special, intimate evening with pianist and longtime director of the Philip Glass Ensemble, Michael Riesman, and rising violinist on the contemporary music scene, Chase Spruill, as they transform some of Glass’ most popular music for film into rousing concert works for the stage.