Philip Glass' Music in Twelve Parts: Monumental Work at Davies Symphony Hall
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The last date listed for Philip Glass' Music in Twelve Parts was Monday February 16, 2009 / 5:00pm.
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Featured review from Hadley LoudenRed Velvet
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A wonderful event, especially if you like Philip Glass.
Davies Symphony Hall staff, however, gets an "F" for possibly the worst managed Will Call mess I've ever experienced in my life. Perhaps the rain discouraged them from bothering to put up any signs or provide staff to help people sort out the mess they created, but the "line" took well-over 20 minutes and resulted in many people not even getting into the show on time.
It was an outrageously bad performance on their part, reflects poorly on Goldstar as well, and I believe that anyone who missed part of the show as a result should be entitled to a refund.
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The performance itself *was* an amazing once in a lifetime event, but the logistics of the space reminded me why I go to Symphony Hall so infrequently. While I appreciate the fact that Davies' support staff is mostly volunteer, I don't understand...continued
Quotes & Highlights
The work will be performed in two sessions with a dinner break midway through. Information on ordering a box meal, as well as a list of alternate options, can be found at the San Francisco Performances website.
Philip Glass, composer/keyboards
Music in Twelve Parts
Michael Riesman, Music Director/Conductor
Featuring the Philip Glass Ensemble:
Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Dan Dryden, Stephen Erb, Jon Gibson, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi and Andres Sterman
If a singular piece of late 20th century music can be identified as a turning point that profoundly changed music history forever after, _Music in Twelve Parts is just that work. A monumental four-hour compendium of years of Glass’ experimentation and success in the late 60s and early 70s at forging a brilliant new style, it has been compared to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier_ for its scope and ambitious redefinition of form and sound.
History may well judge Music in Twelve Parts as Philip Glass’ most important work and no recording can match the live experience of its visceral power. Never before performed live on the West Coast, the work is recreated by the original 1974 cast in two sessions with a dinner break in between.