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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 weeks 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

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

3 weeks 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

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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts : 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

last monthArts : 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”

2 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

Philip Johnson's Glass House Grounds Now Feature Ethereal Art by Yayoi Kusama

The installation, dubbed Narcissus Garden, is eerily beautiful Though Philip Johnson's Glass House—and the entire compound, really—in New Canaan, Connecticut, is a seminal work of architecture and sparks adoration in its own right, this spring, it has company. Show More Summary

Yayoi Kusama Sculptures on Display at the Glass House — Design News

Pin it To celebrate architect Philip Johnson's 110th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his Glass House opening to the public, Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden will be on display for the season. READ MORE »

Yayoi Kusama's installation 'Narcissus Garden" incorporated into the Glass House

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Glass House presents Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson's birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. Show More Summary

Surprising combination: Bruckner Orchestra Linz in Beethoven and Philip Glass

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Buckner Orchestra Linz Beethoven, Philip Glass; Melvyn Tan, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russell Davies; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 22 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Spanning 200 years, symphonic music by Beethoven and Philip...Show More Summary

Philip Glass, Kingsmen to Participate in Global Make Music Day

Philip Glass, members of the Kingsmen and Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase will partake in three of the thousands of events planned for the annual, global Make Music Day on June 21st.  Over 35 cities in the United States, plus the entire state of Vermont, will host Make Music events, which are free...

Get to Know Big Ears, America's Most Distinct and Defiant Music Festival

With acts such as Kamasi Washington, Sun O))), and Philip Glass, the annual gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee epitomizes what a music festival should be: alternative, vibrant, and welcoming.

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