Philip Glass News

Date Of Birth:
January 31, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender:
Male
Decade Bash to Kick Off FirstWorks' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)

Masa's Music Video for 'Pinos' Premieres on Refinery 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The project is a culmination of friendship, mutual admiration, and shared professional experiences since Hector has produced for Didi's Brazilian Girls. (more...)

BalletBoyz to Perform at Roundhouse Summer Sessions, 31 July - 1 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

BalletBoyz® are set to perform at Roundhouse Summer Sessions on 31 July and 1 August 2014 with their final UK dates of Liam Scarlett's 'Serpent' and Russell Maliphant's 'Fallen' and an exclusive excerpt of BalletBoyz' highly anticipated new show, 'Young Men', that has been in development for the past year. (more...)

FirstWorks Announces 2014 - 2015 Season Including 10th Anniversary Decade Bash, Festival on the Plaza & more
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Landing Theatre Director Paige Kiliany Talks ALL IN THE TIMING
by Katricia Lang - Jul 24, 2014

Before VENUS IN FURS was a twinkle in David Ives' eye, there was ALL IN THE TIMING, a collection of one-act plays with a range of subjects and themes - all funny and entertaining. How else do you describe a mix of Trotsky and The Honeymooners? Though the collection of plays premiered Off-Broadway in 1993, and a few were written before I was born, they are still side-splitting. In disbelief? Well, take a gander at this interview with Paige Kiliany, a twenty-something who prefers ALL IN THE TIMING to Saturday Night Live. How's that for current? (more...)

Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Pianists & Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)

The San Fransisco Girls Chorus Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, NORTHERN LIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In announcing the first season of concerts curated under her artistic directorship Lisa Bielawa has made public details of the 40-voice, Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season. The season of five programs will run October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianistJon Nakamatsu and violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet's 2014-2015 Calendar of Events Includes ALICE (IN WONDERLAND), THE NUTCRACKER and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Kansas City Ballet calendar for the 57th season will be filled with Kansas City premieres, the presentation of The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and other exciting and diverse events at the Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. Single tickets for the 2014-15 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 18 at 9 a.m. Tickets for The Nutcracker will be available to the public on Monday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Purchase tickets online at www.kcballet.orgor through the Kansas City Ballet ticket office 816.931.2232. (more...)

Justin Peck Named Resident Choreographer for New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet, announced today that choreographer and NYCB Soloist Justin Peck has been named the Company's Resident Choreographer, effective immediately. In this new capacity Peck will create two world premiere ballets for NYCB each year, in addition to continuing to dance with the Company. Peck will become only the second person to hold the title Resident Choreographer at NYCB; the first was Christopher Wheeldon, who had the position from 2001 to 2008. (more...)

New York City Ballet Names Justin Peck the Company's Resident Choreographer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet, announced today that choreographer and NYCB Soloist Justin Peck has been named the Company's Resident Choreographer, effective immediately. In this new capacity Peck will create two world premiere ballets for NYCB each year, in addition to continuing to dance with the Company. Peck will become only the second person to hold the title Resident Choreographer at NYCB; the first was Christopher Wheeldon, who had the position from 2001 to 2008. (more...)

Blair McMillen & Pam Goldberg Present NEW YORK: HARBOR TO THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. In a locale The New York Times has called a "Playground for the Arts," the aim of the Festival is simple: to present the highest quality live performances, and to bring free contemporary classical music to as many people as possible in a relaxed, fun, outdoor setting. The festival kicked off on Saturday, May 31st, with one of the most hyped and extraordinary bands to emerge in years, Dawn of Midi. Next up, Rite of Summer collaborates with New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers to present New York: Harbor to the World, an exhilarating afternoon of world premieres, on **Sunday, July 13th. (more...)

Eryn Murman, Jason Hite and Their Band 5j Barrow are the Winners of WNYC's Final Ultimate Battle of The Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Actors by day and Folk-Rock Stars by night.. Eryn Murman and Jason Hite's Band 5j Barrow just became the official Winners of the WNYC's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. Hundreds of musical acts entered the competition and 5j Barrow went on to win the Manhattan battle a few months ago at The Greenespace. The final battle was held on Friday, June 27th against the other borough winners and 5j BARROW took the crown to become WNYC's # 1, 2014 Ultimate Battle Winners of NYC! (more...)

The Jewish Museum Announces July Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Continuing the Jewish Museum's slate of lectures, discussions, and events, July 2014 programs include a performance of Minimalist music in partnership with Bang on a Can, inspired by the exhibition Other Primary Structures; a screening of Sign Painters, a 2012 documentary; and the next event in the popular after-hours series, The Wind Up. (more...)

From China to the BBC Proms, Summer Events Surround Maestro Long Yu's 50th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music has an almost unmatched potential to inspire, to move, on occasion to lift an entire society in a cultural exploration, in the pursuit of cultural ideals. And there are great figures, teachers, performers - artists - who show us the way. Sometimes their impact is so great that their work reaches people who have never even heard of them, nor dream that they have somehow impacted their life. One such figure is Long Yu, the preeminent Chinese conductor, who led the drive to establish a hunger for classical music in his country. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Tickets to Philip Glass' 2014 Days and Nights Festival On Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25-28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass' new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artists Jerry Quickley and Mike Garry, and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1-see below for schedule and details. (more...)

Cellist Maya Beiser to Release Next Album, UNCOVERED, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser releases her next album Uncovered on August 26, 2014 on the Innova label, followed by aUS tour in September 2014 to cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more (tour schedule to be announced in early July). Uncovered is an album of startling classic rock tunes, re-imagined and re-contextualized, in stunningly moving performances by Maya Beiser. A cover tune can be an homage to the original, but these "uncovers," in new arrangements by Evan Ziporyn, attempt to do more - to evoke the unprecedented power of the music of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Janis Joplin, Howlin' Wolf, King Crimson, Muddy Waters, and AC/DC as musical masterpieces and as totems of our collective consciousness. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Commission by Composer Nico Muhly to Write Music Inspired by Southern Utah
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Utah Symphony is pleased to announce it has commissioned preeminent contemporary American composer Nico Muhly to write a piece of music for the Utah Symphony to be inspired by Southern Utah's national parks and landscapes. The commission will be performed during the 2015-16 season, coinciding with the 75th anniversary celebrations of the orchestra. (more...)

New English Ballet Theatre Presents Five World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE come to London. With five performances at the Peacock Theatre and two at Canary Wharf's hidden gem of a theatre, Lanterns Studio Theatre, NEBT will present TRYST: DEVOTION and BETRAYAL, a varied and compelling evening performed by NEBT dancers and guest musicians with sets and costumes by rising designers. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present First Concert in New Series, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bang on a Can: Other Primary Structures, a concert featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm. This program is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

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