6/06/2017

PHILIP GLASS TO HOLD RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS COMPOSER’S CHAIR AT CARNEGIE HALL FOR 2017–2018 SEASON

PHILIP GLASS TO HOLD RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS COMPOSER’S CHAIR AT CARNEGIE HALL FOR 2017–2018 SEASON



RESIDENCY JOINS GLASS’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AND INCLUDES YEAR OF PREMIERES AND GLASS CLASSICS PERFORMED BY NOTABLE PERFORMERS AND ENSEMBLES

COMPOSER’S CELEBRATORY 80TH BIRTHDAY SEASON ALSO FEATURES:

WORLD PREMIERE OF SYMPHONY NO. 11 AT CARNEGIE HALL ON THE COMPOSER’S BIRTHDAY

80TH BIRTHDAY PROGRAMS AT THE BARBICAN IN LONDON, UNC CHAPEL HILL AND NATIONAL SAWDUST IN BROOKLYN

30TH ANNIVERSARY TIBET HOUSE U.S. BENEFIT CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL DEDICATED TO GLASS’S 80TH BIRTHDAY

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS JEAN COCTEAU’SLA BELLE ET LA BETE PERFORMED LIVE BY THE PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE AT TOWN HALL

ADDITIONAL EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composerPhilip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. The yearlong residency will present performances that feature both Glass classics and premieres: American Composers Orchestra dedicates a program to composers inspired by Glass; the Philip Glass Ensemble and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform his groundbreaking but rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, as part of the citywide festival The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America; notable premieres include a string quartet for the JACK Quartet and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs—both Carnegie Hall commissions; additionally, the Louisiana Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony both make their Carnegie Hall debuts in programs selected, in part, by Glass in response to invitations extended to U.S. orchestras to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Full details on the residency may be found at http://www.carnegiehall.org/glass/.

The honor and year of events associated with it join the following programs celebrating Glass’s 80th birthday, which takes place onJanuary 31 and is marked by the world premiere of his Eleventh Symphony performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz at Carnegie Hall. Highlights of the season follow, with additional events and honors to be announced throughout the season.

“PHILIP GLASS AT 80” AT THE BARBICAN, LONDON

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