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Symphony No.5 Live Video Stream Tonight & Tomorrow

FREE Friday, May 19, 8pm Saturday, May 20, 8pm Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, Trinity Youth Chorus, and NOVUS NY Julian Wachner for More Information Click here Written to mark the turn of the millennium, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 manifests Gustav Mahler’s opinion that “The … Continue reading “Symphony No.5 Live Video Stream Tonight & Tomorrow”

Philip Glass – Piano Concerto No.3 (UPDATED)

A number of orchestra’s have announced their 2017-18 seasons and many of them are part of the commission of the new Piano Concerto No.3 by Philip Glass who has composed the new concerto for the phenomenal Simone Dinnerstein. Glass composed his first piano concerto, the Tirol Concerto for piano & orchestra in 2000 for pianist/conductor Dennis … Continue reading “Philip Glass – Piano Concerto No.3 (UPDATED)”

Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,

April, usually a quiet month in terms of music, the sort of stretch of the season when the weather is getting nice and the indoor seasons are winding down, has turned out to be a hotbed for music featuring Glass’ music. All throughout the month Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica has been touring Glass’ music from … Continue reading “Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,”

Symphony No.5 in New York next month!

It was just announced that next month, Trinity Wall Street will be performing Philip Glass’ mammoth Symphony No.5 conducted by Julian Wachner. Glass’grand millennial symphony hasn’t been heard in New York since the year 2000 with Dennis Russell Davies leading the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The piece received sporadic performances, mostly in Europe, but seems to be … Continue reading “Symphony No.5 in New York next month!”

Record Release: LIFE: A Journey Through Time April 28th

Orange Mountain is proud to announce the release of the world premiere recording of LIFE: A Journey Through Time with The Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest) under the direction of Carolyn Kuan. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conceived of by nature photographer Frans Lanting, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia … Continue reading “Record Release: LIFE: A Journey Through Time April 28th”

Glass Notes: Aguas Da Amazonia – genesis and variation

Seven or Eight Pieces?  Which is it?  In fact it’s twelve pieces?  In the early 1990s, Philip Glass composed a piece for the ballet company Grupo Corpo.  The ballet itself was originally called “Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet” because the penultimate piece Glass composed ran seamlessly into the last piece of the set. … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Aguas Da Amazonia – genesis and variation”

Glass Notes: Dispatches from the road with Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies

Friday night Maki Namekawa presented her first solo performance of The Complete Piano Etudes in Brooklyn with the composer in attendance at National Sawdust in collaboration with Ars Electronica who provided visuals choreographed the the music.  Parts of the evening were caught on Periscope. Namekawa and her piano duo partner then headed to our nation’s … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Dispatches from the road with Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies”