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London, UK (Richard Serra Drawings: Glass Etudes: 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9)

December 10, 2021

Friday 10 December 2021, 11 AM 

25 Savile Row, London W1S 2ER

*Free event, booking required for limited tickets. Click here

Pianist Annie Yim performs Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes at Ordovas in conjunction with the gallery’s 10th anniversary exhibition – Richard Serra’s Drawings. Inspired by the decades-long close artistic friendship between Richard Serra and composer Philip Glass, the concert will include Glass’s Piano Etudes: 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9. 


“To be working with Richard was an irreplaceable experience…The development of my own musical language, at least conceptually (not at all a small point!), had a relationship to Richard’s development.” – Philip Glass on Richard Serra, from his memoir Words Without Music, 2015

Richard Serra and Philip Glass first met in the mid-1960s in Paris while both were students. As two Americans in Paris with only one year difference in age, they became friends right away – an important friendship that has lasted over half a century. Glass worked full-time as Serra’s studio assistant for almost three years in New York in the late 1960s. During an exhibition tour in Europe with Serra in 1969, Glass’s own performances and compositions were heard there for the first time, within Serra’s gallery exhibitions.


December 10, 2021