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Kilkenny, Ireland (Glassworks)

August 14

‘Glassworks’ Philip Glass – Crash Ensemble

Wednesday, 14 August 2024, 7.00pm

Following Lavinia Meijer’s radical interpretation of Philip Glass’ music for harp, Crash Ensemble continue Kilkenny Arts Festivals’ mini-adventure through the iconic composer’s work with this tantalising concert in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny.

Written in 1981, Glassworks was Glass’ wildly innovative attempt to merge minimalism and pop, creating ‘classical’ pieces with infectious pop hooks. It soon became one of the composer’s most popular works.

Philip Glass – Glassworks

Crash Ensemble:
Susan Doyle, flute
Ken Edge, soprano saxophone
Nick Roth, soprano & tenor saxophones
Ruth McGinley, keyboard
Kate Ellis, keyboard
Gemma Doherty, keyboard & voice

“a virtuosic and moving performance…” – The Journal of Music on Crash Ensemble’s performance of Glassworks, MusicTown 2023

“you want to tap your feet, but two feet rarely seem enough” The Guardian on Crash Ensemble