Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

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Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by maestrob » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:57 am

My nephew has been invited to play French horn with the Pacific Symphony on Saturday, April 21, in an afternoon concert @ Carnegie Hall, including much music new to New Yorkers by Philip Glass. The Concerto #3 for Sitar & Orchestra by Ravi Shankar is played by Anoushka Shankar, Ravi's daughter, for those who are interested. :)
Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass’s famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there’s the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra with the Orange County–based Pacific Symphony, led by its music director of 28 seasons, Carl St.Clair.
https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2 ... ony-0800pm

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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by diegobueno » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:11 pm

Carl St. Clair has been with them for 28 years! He must have gone there right after his time with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca, New York based orchestra. St. Clair took that job in 1985 upon the retirement of the original conductor, Karel Husa).

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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by maestrob » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Carl St. Clair has a good reputation for leading the Pacific Symphony in less well-known XXth Century repertoire, and has lots of recordings available with that ensemble. He also managed to squeeze in Wagner's Ring on DVD:

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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:40 am

Frankly, I cannot mind anyone whose relatives have a serious job. I mean look at my own situation, which depended on the fact that the military employs otherwise unemployable musicians of very serious talent, even if they don't know the difference between Beethoven and Roll Over Beethoven. But Philip Glass? You have to be kidding. I don't care if it's Carnegie Hall or Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, a real place near the capital of New York.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by maestrob » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:05 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:40 am
Frankly, I cannot mind anyone whose relatives have a serious job. I mean look at my own situation, which depended on the fact that the military employs otherwise unemployable musicians of very serious talent, even if they don't know the difference between Beethoven and Roll Over Beethoven. But Philip Glass? You have to be kidding. I don't care if it's Carnegie Hall or Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, a real place near the capital of New York.
Somehow I knew you would react this way........ :wink: :lol:

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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by maestrob » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:01 pm

Just a quick observation......

My nephew Mike's concert with the Pacific Symphony featuring music by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, led by Carl St. Clair, is sold out tonight in Carnegie's Stern Auditorium. Congratulations to all!

We had dinner last night and he's looking forward to auditioning for a permanent position with the orchestra, even though he's been playing steadily with them for 3 years. Break a leg!

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Re: Philip Glass Concert: Save the Date

Post by maestrob » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:55 am

Here's the glowing review, with pictures:


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/arts ... ctionfront

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