Philip Glass and Violinist Tim Fain to Return to Emory, 9/27

Philip Glass and Violinist Tim Fain to Return to Emory, 9/27

Composer and pianist Philip Glass returns to Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts September 27 at 8 p.m. for "An Evening of Chamber Music featuring Philip Glass and Tim Fain." Glass is joined by Tim Fain (violin), a mesmerizing new presence on the music scene, to perform Glass' own compositions for theater and concert hall.

The program opens with Glass performing "Mad Rush," a work for solo piano commissioned by Radio Bremen and originally composed for organ, followed by "Chaconne" from "Partita for Solo Violin in Seven Movements," written specifically for Fain following the tour of Glass' "The Book of Longing" in which Fain played solo violin.

The second half of the program includes music from "The Screens," the final stage work by French playwright Jean Genet. Glass' works were written in collaboration with the West African Mandigo Griot, Muso Susa, for a 1989 production of the play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and will be performed at Emory by Glass and Fain. Following music from "The Screens" Glass performs "Wichita Vortex Sutra" an excerpt from his first collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, "Hydrogen Jukebox." "Wichita Vortex Sutra" (1966) is Ginsberg's poetic reflection on the anti-war mood of the 1960s.

Glass comes to Emory as part of a three-day residency during which he will interact with Emory students and faculty, and participate in two additional public events. On Wednesday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m., Glass discusses composition and creativity with Emory Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Richard Prior in a Creativity Conversation at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Later that evening, Glass will attend a film screening of Paul Schrader's "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters," notable as Glass' first composition for electric guitar. Glass will introduce the film and its score as part of a special screening by the Emory Cinematheque Film Series at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall 205 (201 Dowman Drive, 30322). Both events are free and open to the public.

Candler Concert Series

Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The series is made possible by a generous gift from the late Flora Glenn Candler, a friend and patron of music at Emory University.

Philip Glass Residency Events

Creativity Conversation with Phillip Glass Wed., Sept., 25, 2013, 2:30 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall,1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322,, 404.727.3563, free-no ticket required. Philip Glass and Emory Director of Orchestral Studies Richard Prior will discuss composition and creativity. Recommended Parking: Fishburne Parking Deck or Lowergate South Parking Deck (regular parking rates apply during this time).

Special Screening: Paul Schrader's "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" (1985), music by Philip Glass, Wed., Sept. 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m., White Hall 205, 301 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322, 404.727.6761,, free-no ticket required. Philip Glass will be present to introduce the film and its score, which is notable as his first composition for electric guitar. This visually extraordinary labor of love interweaves elements from the famous Japanese author's life with several of his stories. Structured around the ultra-nationalist Mishima's ritualistic suicide following the failure of his private army to restore the Emperor's sovereignty, the film entered even more dangerous territory when it openly explored the homoeroticism of Mishima's obsessions with the male body and death. (Paul Schrader, 1985) (1.85:1, 121 min). Recommended Parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck or Fishburne Parking Deck.

Photo Credit: Raymond Meier