In celebration of Philip Glass’ 81st birthday on January 31, 2018, OMM is proud to announce three new titles including a thrilling new recording of MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS in celebration of the NYC and San Francisco performances of this seminal early Glass work. Performed by the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble, this marks the first recording to incorporate electronic performance in addition to live musicians. On February 16th at Carnegie Hall the Philip Glass Ensemble will perform the piece for the first time in almost four decades in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and musicians from the San Francisco Conservatory.
Feb.16 also marks the release of FINAL ANSWER by the San Francisco Girls Chorus which will be performing Music with Changing Parts with the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall as part of Glass’ residency there as well as at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on Feb.20th. Final Answer features music by Gabriel Kahane, Lisa Bielawa, John Zorn, Carla Kihlstedt, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Sahba Aminikia, Matthew welch, and Theo Bleckmann and features performers such as the Kronos Quartet, Andy Meyerson, Theo Bleckmann, and Matthew Welch. This recording features a new arrangement of Glass’ Father Death Blues arranged by Glass and Bielawa, and the digital version of this album includes three bonus tracks of Glass’ arrangement of traditional hymns from his recent score to the Broadway production of The Crucible.
OMM is also proud to announce the release of a new recording by the esteemed Bruckner Orchester Linz of two masterpieces by the most performed living composer Arvo Pärt. LAMENTATE for piano and orchestra (2002) was the piece chosen by Philip Glass and conductor Dennis Russell Davies to be performed at Carnegie Hall on January 31, 2012, Glass’ 75th birthday celebration, with soloist Maki Namekawa and the Bruckner Orchester Linz. The piece was recorded along with “These Words…” for string orchestra and percussion (2008) as a testament to perhaps the greatest living composer.