Trust me, I didn't live in New York for a very long time and sort of got tired of hearing about all the Glass events there, so I'm sympathetic to not having access to good Glass concerts. In fact, being from Boston, the only Glass I ever got was when the composer himself came to town. I saw Dracula with Kronos at the Orpheum, Koyaaniqatsi there as well, and The Screens at Harvard. Alas, I don't think the composer has performed there since maybe 2003. More generally, I don't recall the last time Glass' music was played in Boston.
Today there was an announcement that the Big Sur Brooklyn concert this weekend has been altered. Glass was to perform in Williamsburg Brooklyn with Van Dyke Parks. Due to a hand injury Parks will not be able to perform but the show is going on in the "Philip Glass & Friends" format. Those desiring a refund can do that.
But otherwise if you find yourself in New York this weekend, head over to NYC Ballet and check out the ever enduring Glass Pieces. Great show.
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I first met Glass music looking at this dance in London at Covent Garden, in 1983. Actually I didn’t go to the theatre for that piece, but for a Balanchine’s.
My first encounter with Glass’ music live was at the Barbican in January 2003 when he and his ensemble performed live to
the big screen.
It was an experience I shall never forget.