It is not everyday that an American icon turns 75. Of course, Elliott Carter turned 103 last December and that’s probably a bigger deal, but still, how exciting to be able to attend the US premiere of Philip Glass’ latest symphony on his 75th birthday? Now how could Carnegie make it even more special? They added some Pärt! According to Denis Russell Davies who brought them together (see our video interview) they have had a mutual admiration society for many years and it made sense to have them share the bill on that special night…
Dennis Russell Davies in rehearsal (Philip Glass Symphony No. 9 – US Premiere)
Today, on his 75th birthday, the American Composer Orchestra (ACO) will be performing the US premiere of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 9. We were at the rehearsal and talked briefly with Dennis Russell Davies. Happy birthday Philip Glass!
Thank you to the ACO for letting me shoot part of the rehearsal.