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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”

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”