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April 02, 2014


Carnegie Mellon School of Music is proud to present composer Philip Glass. Mr. Glass will engage in a conversation about his music with faculty member Richard Randall as well as take questions from the audience. This event will conclude with the Matisse String Quartet performing Glass’ String Quartet No. 5.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Philip Glass is a graduate of the University of Chicago and The Juilliard School. His scores have received Academy Award nominations (KundunThe HoursNotes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show). Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8—Glass’ latest symphonies—along with Waiting for the Barbarians, an opera based on the book by J.M. Coetzee, premiered in 2005. In the past few years several new works were unveiled, including Book of Longing  at the Luminato Festival and an opera about the end of the Civil War entitled Appomattox at the San Francisco Opera. His Symphony No. 9 was completed in 2011 and was premiered by the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, Austria on January 1, 2012 and his Symphony No. 10 received its European premiere in France on August 9th, 2013. Teatro Real Madrid and the English National Opera commissioned Glass’s opera The Perfect American, about the death of Walt Disney, which premiered on January 22, 2013 while the Landestheater Linz premiered his opera Spuren de Verirrten on April 12, 2013. Upcoming projects include an opera based on Franz Kafka’s The Trial for Music Theatre Wales and a double piano concerto for Katia and Marielle Labèque.

Admission is free but tickets are required for entry.
Transactions are limited to 4 tickets (no repeat reservations).

Friday, April 25
1:00 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts