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‘Music of Constant Change: A Philip Glass Festival’ taking place in September at The Greene Space

The Brooklyn Vegan reports on Q2 Radio's Philip Glass Festival:

Philip Glass' 75th birthday is continuing to be celebrated this year with the Q2 Music-presented Music of Constant Change A Philip Glass Festival:, which goes down at The Greene Space. The festival includes a live performance on September 8 of Philip Glass' An Hour with Einstein and a conversation with Glass about Einstein on the Beach. The event will be hosted by Terrance McKnight. Tickets are on sale now.

That performance is the centerpiece of Q2 Music's six-day celebration
of the composer which includes "an immersive survey of Glass' recorded
music, exclusive downloads, private and unreleased recordings, new and
archival interviews/videos, blog posts from key collaborators, album
reviews, and more" that will be available from September 4 through September 9. There will be birthday tributes from Nico Muhly, Kronos Quartet member David Harrington, Brooklyn Rider, and others. The entire festival program will stream HERE.

A list of festival highlights is below.

Music of Constant Change festival highlights:
Glass Perspectives – A blog from key Glass colleagues, friends and
collaborators offering their insights into appreciating his music.

Notes from the Beach – Einstein on the Beach principal – and former
Q2 host – Helga Davis will guest host each day of the festival, sharing a
behind-the-scenes look at life on tour, audio excerpts recorded during
the international performances, and a musical portrait of her own
musical interests, passions, curiosities and observations.

From the Archives – Interviews with Philip Glass from across the
entire New York Public Radio archives, including a "Meet the Composer"
with Tim Page (1985) and an "Around New York" with John Schaefer (1995).

New York Now – A live recording from the composer's April 2012 performance with violinist Tim Fain at the Met Museum.

New Sounds – Host John Schaefer explores his top 10 favorite Glass recordings.

Mixtapes – Label manager Richard Guerin shares previously unreleased Glass works.

#Glass75 – Listeners can tweet their birthday wishes and share their
thoughts using Twitter hashtag #Glass75. Visit to leave a personal birthday message for
Glass and Q2 Music will play it during the festival!

9 thoughts on “‘Music of Constant Change: A Philip Glass Festival’ taking place in September at The Greene Space”

  1. Oh I hope hope HOPE the Met do for Satyagraha what they’ve done with other HD broadcasts and release it on DVD. The DVD of the original production is dreadful beyond description. I saw this Met/ENO production four times and would love to own the DVD to remind me what it was like to see it live.

  2. To whoever is using my name, please refrain from doing so. I have promised a friend that I would avoid reviewing Mr. Glass’ works. Thank you for your understanding. Bz

  3. No, I am still not convinced by Glass’ accomplishments but as an art and music critic, I must keep abreast of current trends, including Glass’ activities. -Bz

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