As the previous post should have indicated, American composer Philip Glass is 70 years old today. In honor of this milestone, English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera have undertaken a new production of the composer's opera Satyagraha, scheduled for this April at ENO and next year at the Met. We offer some past Ionarts coverage of the music of Philip Glass and, in a separate post, a review by Jens of the essential recordings.
- Soundtrack to Notes on a Scandal (January 19, 2007)
- Third String Quartet ("Mishima") (July 25, 2006)
- Symphony No. 8 (June 24, 2006)
- Waiting for the Barbarians (September 14, 2005)
- Symphonies No. 2 and 3 (July 26, 2005)
- Symphony No. 7 ("Toltec") (January 21, 2005)
Sequenza 21 | Alex Ross | Opera Chic | Joshua Kosman | That's pretty much it
The next (only?) major live performance in the Washington area is an all-Glass program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Philip Glass was born in Baltimore, after all), conducted by Marin Alsop. This includes the Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and the world premiere of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, a new score by Glass that accompanies photographs by National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Dates set for February 22 (at Strathmore) and February 23-25 (Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore). Please use the comments section to announce other Philip Glass events.