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Philip Glass Awarded National Medal of Arts 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday morning, September 22, 2016, President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The first Lady will also attend. 2015 National Medal of Arts · Philip Glass, Composer (New York, NY) · Mel Brooks, Actor, Comedian, & … Continue reading “Philip Glass Awarded National Medal of Arts 2015”

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the National Arts Centre.  Conductor Dennis Russell Davies, a life-long proponent of the music of Philip Glass and collaborator on numerous commissions, will lead … Continue reading “The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass”

Philip Glass on Apple Music – Press Release

PHILIP GLASS’S ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC AUGUST 19th. Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalogue exclusively on Apple Music. Philip Glass is perhaps the most recognized composer of serious music living today having had a profound impact on the musical … Continue reading “Philip Glass on Apple Music – Press Release”

Remembering The Looking Glass Studios, New York

Philip Glass’s former recording studio was called Looking Glass Studios and was located on the ninth floor just a half a block north of Houston Street on Broadway.  To most visitors it was the Looking Glass Studios but it also was home to Glass’s publishing company and later to Orange Mountain Music.  I had seen … Continue reading “Remembering The Looking Glass Studios, New York”

The Artistry of Simone Dinnerstein: Schubert, Philip Glass, and Bach

The pianist Simone Dinnerstein came to my attention about a decade ago for her belated ascension to become one of the most prominent pianists of our time.   The story that had been going around was about this interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations which had come out of nowhere – arguably the most impactful recording of the iconic … Continue reading “The Artistry of Simone Dinnerstein: Schubert, Philip Glass, and Bach”

Toward the Unknown: The Symphonies….Boxed Set Release and Concert on Friday April 22 in London

Friday sees the release of Glass’s Symphony Box on Orange Mountain Music.  The international release date coincides with the UK premiere of Glass’s Symphony No.9 (2011-12) performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz in London and Edinburgh this weekend. I had the chance to put some of my own thoughts on paper about Glass’s symphonies, as … Continue reading “Toward the Unknown: The Symphonies….Boxed Set Release and Concert on Friday April 22 in London”

On The Crucible – Opening March 31

Opening March 31st is a new production of Arthur Miller’s THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway strarring Saoirse Ronan, directed by Ivo Van Hove, produced by Scott Rudin, with new music by Philip Glass.  While I cannot speak for today, I can say that Arthur Miller’s works Death of a Salesman and The Crucible were staples of American literature in … Continue reading “On The Crucible – Opening March 31”

Even More from Akhnaten in London…

For those who live in Los Angeles, buy your tickets now!  The last Glass opera I recall getting this much good press was the ENO's production of Satyagraha. The Economist: "So the ENO's latest production, of Philip Glass's "Akhnaten", is a welcome relief from all the bad headlines." Express: "I MUST admit that I went to … Continue reading “Even More from Akhnaten in London…”

ENO’s Akhnaten: In Review

The Times: Akhnaten at London Coliseum The Stage: Philip Glass’ Akhnaten review at the Coliseum, London – ‘mesmerising’ The Arts Desk: Akhnaten, Mindfulness meets magic in this outstanding fusion of music and movement Evening Standard: Akhnaten, Hypnotic vision with flashes of weird wonder… and lots of camp The Guardian: Akhnaten review – a gloriously coloured eye-catching … Continue reading “ENO’s Akhnaten: In Review”