glass notes

Glass notes

Glass Notes: New Interview With Philip Glass 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 “Glass Notes: New Interview With Philip Glass in Advance of the the Premiere of his New Symphony”

Glass Notes: Upcoming Events

On January 31st, 2017 Philip Glass will turn 80 with a celebratory concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall featuring the world premiere of Glass’s Symphony No.11 and the NY premieres of Three Ifè Songs with Angelique Kidjo and “Days & Nights in Rocinha” with the Bruckner Orchester Linz under Dennis Russell Davies. <a href=””>More Info … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Upcoming Events”

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”

Philip Glass Receives the 11th Glenn Gould Prize

Over the weekend, Philip Glass became the eleventh recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, Canada’s highest award for music.  The occasion was marked with a celebratory concert featuring Glass’s music including performances by Dennis Russell Davies and the NAC Orchestra, as well as performances by Simone Dinnerstein, Matt Haimovitz and Timo Andres performing his own music … Continue reading “Philip Glass Receives the 11th Glenn Gould Prize”

This Weekend Glass’s Magnum Opus Symphony No.5 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Looking to feel better about humankind? This weekend, the Washington Chorus presents a rare performance of Glass’s massive Millennium Choral Symphony at the Kennedy Center conducted by Julian Wachner.  Listen here to Wachner discuss the symphony on Classical WETA as part of Wachner’s final season with the Washington Chorus. When I say this is a … Continue reading “This Weekend Glass’s Magnum Opus Symphony No.5 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC”

New Recording of Glass Symphony No.3 on OMM with Mike Mills Violin Concerto

Available Oct.14th, OMM presents a new recording of Glass’s Symphony No.3 paired with the world premiere recording of R.E.M.’s Mike Mills’ Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra, and a crystalline interpretations of John Adams’ Road Movies with Glass champion Robert McDuffie. From iTunes, Amazon, and Apple Music

National Medal of Arts Video & Transcript

“We honor musicians like Philip Glass. Like his own life like a New York City Juilliard trained cab driver, Philip’s work is filled with contradictions that cross genres and cultures.  When the music he made strayed from neat conventions audiences didn’t know always how to react. I understand that there have been some eggs thrown … Continue reading “National Medal of Arts Video & Transcript”