The Philip Glass Ensemble is joined by the San Francisco Girls Chorus for a performance of his groundbreaking masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts. Notable premieres include a new string quartet for the JACK Quartet, and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs.
As Glass is one of the most frequently programmed composers of our time, orchestras from across the United States were invited to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Selected, in part, by Glass himself, two orchestras emerged with very compelling programs: the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony, both of which make their Carnegie Hall debuts this season. Conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs Days and Nights in Rocinha, Glass’s colorfully scored, evocative tribute to a Rio de Janeiro favela known for its samba school. There’s also rhythmic fireworks in the Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra. The Pacific Symphony, led by Carl St.Clair, performs “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages, a piece Glass recorded with sitar master Ravi Shankar. The orchestra also presents the New York premiere of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a work of quiet intensity and unforgettable power that pays tribute to the Hindu holy man.
Orchestra Underground: In Response
Friday at 7:30 PM | Zankel HallPart of Zankel Sampler I.
Thursday at 8 PM | Zankel HallPart of Zankel Sampler II.
Friday at 8 PM | Stern/PerelmanPart of The ’60s: The Years that Changed America and The Originals.
Tuesday at 8 PM | Stern/PerelmanPart of Concertos Plus.
Tuesday at 7 PM | Zankel HallPart of Fast Forward.
Saturday at 8 PM | Stern/PerelmanPart of Weekends at Carnegie Hall.
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