Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Philip Glass'

From the Ruins of Appomattox, a Second Opera

The Dresser has been a fan of the operas by Philip Glass having seen Einstein on the Beach, Hydrogen Jukebox, Satyagraha, and chamber operas like The Photographer and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof. On November 14, 2015, she went to Washington National Opera's ponderous premiere production of the remake of Appomattox with music by Glass and libretto by the Portuguese British playwright Christopher Hampton. The production runs for six performances ending with a matinee November 22. The Dresser walked away from the three-and-half-hour opera with one 25-minute intermission wondering what audience who had not heard Glass and Hampton speak before...

Kronos at 40 Feted by Philip Glass and...

Mature is the word the Dresser chooses for the October 24, 2013, East Coast Premiere of String Quartet No. 6 by Philip Glass. Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (and several other university arts centers and private patrons) on the occasion of the Kronos Quartet's 40th anniversary, the work in three movements is, as it opens, set in lower register of the musical scale. The first movement presents an urgent story that seems to suggest, without any overt beat, a clock ticking. The second movement, mixing high and low registers of sound,...

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