Bruckner Orchester Linz performs Philip Glass

with Dennis Russell Davies, chief conductor

“Dennis Russell Davies…is associated with all the leading composers under the minimalist umbrella.” – The Telegraph (UK)

With more than 200 years of history, Bruckner Orchester Linz is one of Central Europe’s leading orchestras, garnering an international reputation for the quality of its performances, radio broadcasts and abundant recording output. Chief conductor Dennis Russell Davies, long an advocate for and interpreter of the works of Philip Glass, is among today’s most inventive conductors—a modern, articulate and versatile artist revered for his command of contemporary and traditional music. This program features Philip Glass’s Days and Nights in Rocinha along with his new Symphony No. 11. His Violin Concerto No. 1 is performed by Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie.

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Days and Nights in Rocinha
Violin Concerto No. 1
—–Robert McDuffie, violin
Symphony No. 11

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Program Notes Live

Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30PM
Heavner Gallery, Memorial Hall

Join Musicologist, Assistant Professor of Music at University of Maryland, and Carolina alum Will Robin for a conversation about Philip Glass and Symphony No. 11.

Read Dr. Robin’s interview with Philip Glass in the New York Times here.



Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.


John and Marree Townsend