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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 Russell Davies and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.   That piece was for piano and strings and was toured widely by its commissioners.  Then in 2004, Glass composed his Piano Concerto No.2 “After Lewis & Clark” for pianist Paul Barnes as part of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission.  That work was for piano, Native American Flute, and chamber orchestra.

This new work will be for Dinnerstein and string orchestra and will premiere in Boston at Jordan Hall on September 22, 2017 with A Far Cry.  Soloist and Orchestra will then take the new piece on tour. Here is a current list of announced performances of the new piece. More later as the project develops and heads into the premiere and recording:

2017:

September 22: Jordan Hall, Boston Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

September 23: New London College, CT Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

September 28: Miller Theatre, NYC Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

November 10: Lincoln, NE Simone Dinnerstein & Lincoln Symphony

2018

January 13: Boulder, CO Simone Dinnerstein & Boulder Philharmonic

January 23: Winnipeg, Canada Simone Dinnerstein & Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

January 28: Princeton, NJ Simone Dinnerstein & Princeton Symphony

February 11: Music Worcester, MA Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

February 14: Palm Beach, FL Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

February 28: Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry

April 7: Erie, PA Simone Dinnerstein & Erie Philharmonic 

May 16, 8pm, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Simone Dinnerstein & New Century Chamber Orchestra

May 17, 8pm, First Congregational Church Simone Dinnerstein & New Century Chamber Orchestra

May 18, 8pm, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Simone Dinnerstein & New Century Chamber Orchestra

May 19, 8pm, Herbst Theatre Simone Dinnerstein & New Century Chamber Orchestra

May 20, 3pm, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Simone Dinnerstein & New Century Chamber Orchestra

May 25: Royal Conservatory, Toronto Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry