An Evening of Solo Piano
Fri, Oct 16, 2009
Friday, October 16, 7 pm
Tickets $40, MCA members $32
Advance tickets are no longer available, please see our Waitlist Procedure
No musician since Stravinsky has had so great an impact on the sound of music of his own time…his music remains as fresh and individual as ever. - High Performance
Simultaneously stirring and meditative, An Evening of Solo Piano is a rare opportunity to experience firsthand the sensational work of composer Philip Glass. An Evening of Solo Piano provides a glimpse into the intricacies of Glass’ work in its most elemental form, featuring pieces from his most recent Etudes for piano as well as classics within the Glass repertoire An intimate and unique look at a visionary at work, this evening is a fond re-acquaintance for Glass fans and a perfect introduction for new audiences.
About the Artist
The most powerful composer of our time…what Glass is doing is changing the face of music for our time and all time. - The Daily Telegraph
Philip Glass is an extraordinary composer whose elegiac music forms a kind of immersive tapestry of sound. Sometimes referred to as minimalist, Glass prefers to speak of “music with repetitive structures.” His impact upon the musical and intellectual life of our times is characterized by the exceptionally rich variety of his work. In the past 25 years, Glass has composed more than twenty operas, eight symphonies, several concertos, and soundtracks to films ranging from new scores for the stylized classics of Jean Cocteau to Errol Morris documentaries, string quartets, and a growing body of work for solo piano and organ. He has also collaborated with a wide range of artists including Twyla Tharp, Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen, Linda Ronstadt, Doris Lessing and David Bowie, among others. More info about Philip Glass
Running Time: 70 minutes (no intermission)
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