SOLD OUT - The Complete Piano Etudes by Philip Glass

Timo Andres, Anton Batagov, Aaron Diehl, Philip Glass, Jenny Lin, Margaret Lynch, Maki Namekawa, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, Clara Yang

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“Seeing the work of two decades compressed into an evening [is] immensely satisfying, as America’s greatest living composer stakes his claim for immortality.” – The Guardian (UK)

Ten pianists perform this contemplative portrait of Philip Glass’s personal soundscape over the course of two decades. Written with the aim of expanding his piano technique, each étude takes a unique approach to the instrument, with the complete works exploring a broad range of dynamics, tempo, harmonics and emotional expression. In this uncommon gathering of talents, Glass is joined by nine remarkable pianists from diverse disciplines, including longtime collaborators, contemporary music specialists, pianist/composers, and UNC-Chapel Hill Assistant Professor of Music Clara Yang and current undergraduate Margaret Lynch. The complete études in this particular format have never been performed outside of New York City.

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Etudes for Piano, Nos. 1-20


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

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Program Notes Live

Monday, February 6th at 6:30PM
Person Music Hall

Before they perform the Glass études, a handful of the pianists will share their thoughts and experiences with Glass’s works. Musicologist, Assistant Professor of Music at University of Maryland, and Carolina alum Will Robin will lead the conversation as audiences get a unique insight in studying and performing Glass’s music.