Philip Glass at 85 in 2022

Philip Glass at 85 in 2022
Philip Glass; photo Danny Clinch Photography

If you don't know what to do, there's actually a chance of doing something new. — Philip Glass, Words Without Music: A Memoir

Philip Glass, whose singular musical language has garnered international fandom and acclaim over the past half century, will celebrate his 85th birthday on January 31, 2022. Looking ahead to this milestone, Wise Music Classical has curated three different playlists to spotlight the master composer’s substantial catalogue of concertos, symphonies, and other works for orchestra, which include selections from his ballets, film scores, and operas. We hope you’ll consider these exciting pieces for concert performances, dance creations, and other live and virtual presentations to mark the 85th birthday of Philip Glass.



Other Works for Orchestra

Glass’ signature use of repetitive structures, potent harmonies, and stately lyricism offers limitless potential for artistic excellence and audience delight. In recent years, Glass has been commissioned by organisations including Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and Bruckner Orchester Linz. His scores for dance are anchored in the successes of two iconic masterpieces: Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces (1983) and Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room (1986), which continue to be an exciting staple of international dance company repertoire.

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(January 2021)