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Oldest Fan Contest

Recently, the Yahoo message board was alive with people’s stories of meeting Philip Glass.  This is a contest for whomever has the oldest Philip Glass story i.e.(attending a performance of Music in Changing Parts in 1973).  The contest ends on August 7, to the winner goes an autographed copy of Philip Glass’ ├ętudes for piano. 

Please submit directly in the form of a comment on this thread.

2 thoughts on “Oldest Fan Contest”

  1. I worked for Philip’s father, Ben Glass, at his downtown Baltimore record store/radio repair shop and recall Philip coming down from NYC (he was attending Juilliard) to help in the store during the holiday shopping periods. I clearly remember a conversation Philip and I had in January 1960 because that was when John Coltrane’s groundbreaking Lp Giant Steps was released. Philip and I had a long conversation about Coltrane after he overheard me recommend it to a customer. When he told me how he had listened to Coltrane many times in clubs, I became a Philip Glass fan and remain one to this day. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to briefly talk to him – at a reception prior to an Ensemble concert in Atlanta in 1984 and at several post-concert Q&A sessions, the latest conducted by Leonard Slatkin following the premier of Philip’s Seventh Symphony in D.C. in 2005.

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