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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Grammy Award-winning trumpet player/composer Chris Botti returns to Davies Symphony Hall for an evening of jazz classics with the San Francisco Symphony. Swing to the sophisticated sounds of America's best-selling jazz instrumentalist, whose compositions cross a wide swath of genres, often veering into pop territory -- but always maintaining a smooth, seductive sound. Four of his albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard jazz charts, and he's the biggest-selling jazz instrumentalist in the country. Steven Reineke conducts. Learn More
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Featured review from Hadley Louden
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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.
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.
<p>Philip Glass, composer/keyboards
Music in Twelve Parts</p> <p>Michael Riesman, Music Director/Conductor</p> <p>Featuring the Philip Glass Ensemble:
Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Dan Dryden, Stephen Erb, Jon Gibson, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi and Andres Sterman</p> 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.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Performances
Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances is the Bay Area's leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ruth Felt, the organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community.