Sorry for the quiet spell of almost a week during which I've been swallowed by administrative work. Not much fun but I'm not complaining. There's always lots going on on the recording front. Next week, violinist Maria Bachmann and Jon Klibanoff will be recording the Glass extraordinarily romantic Sonata for Violin and Piano. The aforementioned Toltec is now available, and A Madrigal Opera is also up at Amazon.com slated for a November 10 release date.
If you look at the calendar section at PhilipGlass.com, you'll notice October and November are insane. All sorts of events, large and small are taking place internationally. As I'm located in New York, I'm looking forward to the two New York performances by the Bruckner Orchester Linz of the Violin Concerto and Kepler. For those on the West Coast, check out Orphée at Portland Opera. The maestro will be in Portland for that one whilst the Nashville Opera takes on The Fall of the House of Usher. For those in Europe, it seems Rouen France is the place to be during its ambitious Philip Glass Festival which includes PGE performances of Music in 12 Parts and Dracula, Philip Glass playing solo piano, an opera (In the Penal Colony), the complete string quartets by the Smith Quartet, and a symphony concert of Symphony No.3 and the Saxophone Quartet Concerto all in one week, the second week in November (if you fly into Paris you can catch Amaveo ballet at the Paris Opéra). Again, all this info is at the calendar at philipglass.com