Wednesday, January 25, 2017 09:56 AM

PHILIP GLASS CELEBRATES 80 WITH A WORLD PREMIERE AT CARNEGIE HALL

By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc[1] Contributing Writer, January 25, 2017

He's been our go-to "ascendant modernist[2]" for so long that it's easy to forget that Philip Glass ages just like the rest of us, and thus it may come as a shock to learn that he celebrates his eightieth birthday on January 31. As if to strain credulity even further, Glass will mark the occasion with a concert at Carnegie Hall[3] featuring two premires--the world premire of his Symphony No. 11 and the New York premire of If: Three Yorb Songs, his collaboration with the great Beninese singer-songwriter and activist Anglique Kidjo[4]--along with Days and Nights in Rocinha, his luscious tribute to Rio de Janeiro and its samba school, all of it dished up by his longtime collaborators Dennis Russell Davies and the Bruckner Orchester Linz. Glass may not be quite as prolific as ...

News source: HUFF POST

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