Philip Glass Premiering Symphony No. 11 On His 80th Birthday At Carnegie Hall

Composer Philip Glass is one of the most influential modern composers we have among us today. Although he’s not fond of the minimalist label, waves from his chasmic, repetitive style have washed up on the shores of pop music and probably any genre you can name. He’s set to premiere his Symphony No. 11 on 1/31 of next year, his 80th birthday, at Carnegie Hall. The work will be an all-Glass program performed by the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, which also includes Days And Nights In Rocinha and Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs, Glass’ indelible collaboration with African music icon Angelique Kidjo. For more info on tickets and purchasing visit Carnegie Hall’s website.