Philip Glass' 75th birthday is continuing to be celebrated this year with the Q2 Music-presented Music of Constant Change A Philip Glass Festival:, which goes down at The Greene Space. The festival includes a live performance on September 8 of Philip Glass' An Hour with Einstein and a conversation with Glass about Einstein on the Beach. The event will be hosted by Terrance McKnight. Tickets are on sale now.
That performance is the centerpiece of Q2 Music's six-day celebration of the composer which includes "an immersive survey of Glass' recorded music, exclusive downloads, private and unreleased recordings, new and archival interviews/videos, blog posts from key collaborators, album reviews, and more" that will be available from September 4 through September 9. There will be birthday tributes from Nico Muhly, Kronos Quartet member David Harrington, Brooklyn Rider, and others. The entire festival program will stream HERE.
A list of festival highlights is below.
Music of Constant Change festival highlights:
Glass Perspectives - A blog from key Glass colleagues, friends and collaborators offering their insights into appreciating his music.
Notes from the Beach - Einstein on the Beach principal - and former Q2 host - Helga Davis will guest host each day of the festival, sharing a behind-the-scenes look at life on tour, audio excerpts recorded during the international performances, and a musical portrait of her own musical interests, passions, curiosities and observations.
From the Archives - Interviews with Philip Glass from across the entire New York Public Radio archives, including a "Meet the Composer" with Tim Page (1985) and an "Around New York" with John Schaefer (1995).
New York Now - A live recording from the composer's April 2012 performance with violinist Tim Fain at the Met Museum.
New Sounds - Host John Schaefer explores his top 10 favorite Glass recordings.
Mixtapes - Label manager Richard Guerin shares previously unreleased Glass works.
#Glass75 - Listeners can tweet their birthday wishes and share their thoughts using Twitter hashtag #Glass75. Visit www.wqxr.org/q2music/glass to leave a personal birthday message for Glass and Q2 Music will play it during the festival!