After a wonderful new production of Satyagraha at the English National Opera, the UK continues to support the music of Philip Glass with a flurry of concerts:
For those of you lucky enough to be in or near London on June 30th, the Choir of the 21st Century gives London locals a chance to hear a rare performance of the Glass’ classic "Another Look at Harmony" with new music champion Christopher Bowers-Broadbent playing organ.
I have word that rehearsals have been fantastic and I’m given liberty to advertise that Students get free admission with a valid Student ID.
Furthering my jealously, the same week the London Philharmonic will be performing Glass’ Prelude from Akhnaten under the baton of Glass champion Maestra Marin Alsop on the 26th and 27th.
Glass, who is currently touring his new piece, Book of Longing, will make his way to Amsterdam this weekend for a performance of Music in 12 Parts with the Philip Glass Ensemble. The composer will play a solo piano show in Staffordshire, UK July 6, and Glass and Co. will make their way to London (Barbican) in October for Book of Longing, 12 Parts, and a solo piano show with Philip Glass and Patti Smith.
In the meantime, on July 15th, the Smith Quartet will being performing the Complete Philip Glass String Quartets at the Almeida Theatre in London.
As always, take a look at the Philip Glass Calendar for the nearest events near you.