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17 Jägerbombs

Bartender Philip Traber could barely reach the top of his stack of glasses to fill them with the Jägermeister, but in the end, he managed to carefully fill all 17 of his shot glasses, and dunk them into the Red Bull with flair – besting his previous world’s record.

Review roundup: Shao, Bailey impress on cello; Kronos plays new Philip Glass quartet; and more

Highlights of DC’s classical concerts from the past week: Chris Thile on mandolin, Cappella Romana sings

Philip Glass writes 11th symphony for his 80th birthday

The work will be premiered at Carnegie Hall on his birthday,  January 31, 2017. He only started writing symphonies in 1992, inspired by David Bowie’s album, Low.

Philip Glass’s “Symphony No. 11” to premiere on his 80th birthday

Philip Glass has announced yet another symphony. This new one, Symphony No. 11, will be premiering January 31, 2017, which is also the composer's 80th birthday. The work will be premiered by his longtime orchestral collaborator Dennis Russell Davies, who has conducted all of the composer's prior symphonies.

Philip Glass released 'The Symphonies' box set, premiering new symphony at Carnegie Hall on his 80th birthday

The box set collects his first 10 symphonies -- to hear the 11th, you'll have to go to his birthday party. Continue reading…

Philip Glass Premiering Symphony No. 11 On His 80th Birthday At Carnegie Hall

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Composer Philip Glass is one of the most influential modern composers we have among us today. Although he’s not fond of the minimalist label, waves from his chasmic, repetitive style have washed up on the shores of pop music and probably any genre you can name. He’s set to premiere his Symphony No. 11 on […]

Just in: Glastonbury’s tribute to Bowie will be a classical symphony

The Somerset rock festival has let it be known that it will commemorate the death of David Bowie in classical style.   Charles Hazlewood will conduct an orchestra in Philip Glass’s 1996 ‘Heroes Symphony’, based on Bowie’s 1977 album ‘Heroes’. It will be accompanied by a light show. Philip Glass says: ‘When Charles told me of […]

'The Perfect American,' controversial opera about Walt Disney, to get U.S. premiere at Long Beach

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"The Perfect American," the controversial Philip Glass opera that recounts the final months in the life of Walt Disney, will get its U.S. premiere next year — not by a major institution like the Metropolitan Opera or Los Angeles Opera, but by a small company with a reputation for taking artistic...

Philip Glass On Scoring Execution Scenes, Again, in Broadway’s The Crucible

Many aspects of Ivo van Hove’s ruthless Broadway adaptation of The Crucible keep it from existing in the same universe as traditional productions of Arthur Miller’s 1953 classic, least of which is that it boasts a score by iconic composer Philip Glass. Show More Summary

Animated Music Video Takes Viewers on a Joyride Through Japanese City

It's the work of an Australian illustrator We've written before about music videos inspired by and filmed at great works of architecture—like Philip Johnson's Glass House, captured in a video for work by musician Julianna Barwick, or...Show More Summary

Review: ASO rings the bell with Oundjian and Robert McDuffie on Berlioz and Glass

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Philip Glass and Hector Berlioz, led by guest conductor Peter Oundjian and featuring Macon violinist Robert McDuffie as guest soloist. The program will be repeated on Saturday evening at Symphony Hall. The concert opened with the Violin Concerto No....

Merge Records to Pay Tribute to David Bowie, Brian Eno, Philip Glass with Concert

Merge Records has announced a one-off concert at the University of North Carolina titled “Heroes Tribute: A Celebration of the Music of Philip Glass, David Bowie, and Brian Eno.” The show will take place on February 3, 2017. In honor of Glass' 80th birthday, the UNC Symphony Orchestra will perform “Symphony No. Show More Summary

Merge Records Artists To Play Tribute To The Music Of Philip Glass, David Bowie, & Brian Eno

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall will host a tribute to Philip Glass next year in celebration of the experimental composer’s 80th birthday. One of the performances focuses on Symphony No. 4, “Heroes,” Glass’ interpretation of David Bowie’s 1977 album Heroes, which was co-written by Brian Eno. The piece will be performed by the UNC Symphony Orchestra […]

Philip Glass, author talks and more things to see and do this week, June 2–9

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Editor’s Note: Every week we’re striving to help you get the most out of our city by helping you plan the week ahead. For more events happening in Atlanta, check out our calendar page.  ART + DESIGN Bill Cunningham and Carolina Herrera. SCAD’s fashion museum presents two new concurrent shows: Cunningham’s vintage photographs of the legendary...

All The Ideas Philip Johnson Stole For His Iconic Glass House

The laundry list of influences that shaped the Glass House could serve as a primer on architectural history. Every year, thousands of people make a pilgrimage to the 47 dreamy acres of green hills and maple forest where Philip Johnson's Glass House lives on as an iconic work by one of the 20th century's most famous, and controversial, architects. Show More Summary

Remembering Lawrence

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Keen” (Part 1) Ivy Baldwin Dance The Glass House New Canaan, CT May 22, 2016 by Martha Sherman copyright © 2016 by Martha Sherman Breathtaking. The site of Ivy Baldwin’s “Keen (Part 1)” – the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT – is both the setting and outline of Baldwin’s evocative dance meditation about loss, ritual, and recovery. Show More Summary

Monotheism mit Marianne

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Philip Glass is indisputably one of the most prolific composers of the last half century, yet none of his more than 20 operas has found a place in the standard repertoire.

Watching Relationships Build and Unravel in Philip Johnson’s Glass House

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A man and a woman are separated by a grassy hill. He makes one movement — a snap, a jump — and she repeats it. They playfully signal to one another, flirting, perhaps like birds would do.

What drew Philip Glass into “The Crucible”

3 months agoArts : Prospero

AT 79, Philip Glass composes music for theatre the same way he has all his life: by attending every single rehearsal, from script read-throughs to dress rehearsals. It is the only way he knows how. His approach to the recent production...Show More Summary

Thousands Of Mirrored Orbs Descend Upon The Glass House

Kusama adapts her 1966 installation Narcissus Garden to architect Philip Jonson's sprawling Connecticut estate. In 1966, at the 33rd Venice Biennale, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama famously went rogue. Clad in a gold kimono, Kusama started selling off the 1,500 mirrored glass balls in her installation to visitors for 1200 Lire per piece. Show More Summary

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