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Berlin, Germany (Philip Glass Ensemble “Early Works”)
PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE
The Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) comprises the principal performers of the music of Philip Glass. In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music. Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions. In pioneering this approach, the PGE became a creative wellspring for Glass, and its members remain inimitable interpreters of his work. Under the musical direction of keyboardist Michael Riesman, the PGE will perform a selection of the earliest Glass compositions from the 1960s and 70s.
“The PGE represents the most authentic performance practice of my music in our time. I am looking forward to championing them as they carry it forward and bring its unique repertoire to new generations.” – Philip Glass
The Philip Glass Ensemble is the exclusive performer of its repertoire and is dedicated to bringing it to audiences worldwide. Philip Glass does not personally appear with the Ensemble unless otherwise noted on the tour calendar.