One and only chance to see, heart & meet
PHILIP GLASS performing Music in Twelve Parts
with the Philip Glass Ensemble
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August 16, 2013
18:00 Multifunctional Auditorium GONG, Lower Vítkovice, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts (1971-74)
Performed by Philip Glass & the Philip Glass Ensemble
Music Director: Michael Riesman
Sound Design: Kurt Munkacsi
Music in Twelve Parts (1971-74) is a piece that normally requires three concerts to be performed. Composed over the course of four years, it marks a milestone in Glass’s compositional output, and is a landmark work of New York minimalism. The piece uses a vocabulary of techniques developed throughout Glass’s career up to that time, which have become characteristic of his style. The evening-length piece represents – according to Glass himself – the culmination of his early period.
There are a few living composers who have left a lasting influence on music. Philip Glass is one of them. Hearing Music in Twelve Parts (1971-75) live, with the composer directing the performance, is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the only performance of Music in Twelve Parts in Central Europe this year.
The role of Philip Glass (age 76, born 1937) in the performance of Music in Twelve Parts irreplaceable. During the 3hr. 20min. of music, Glass determines not only the tempo of the piece, but also intuitively cues the ensemble, which moves from one musical nucleus to the next. The score is not publicly available, and the piece has never been performed by anyone other than Philip Glass and his Ensemble.
Music in Twelve Parts was composed for The Philip Glass Ensemble, which was founded in New York in 1968. They have been performing the piece since its premiere in 1975 at Town Hall. The virtuosity of the piece and the physical demands of the music, spanning a 5-hour event, will result in fewer future performances. Experiencing Music in Twelve Parts is as rare an event as attending other large-scale masterpieces of new music, such as Gruppen for 3 orchestras by Karlheinz Stockhausen – only staged once the Prague Spring festival in 1999.
Music in Twelve Parts was composed immediately before the opera Einstein on the Beach, created in collaboration with Robert Wilson. Einstein on the Beach just received the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for the best new opera production.
This only (and first) performance of Philip Glass Ensemble in the Czech Republic is part of Ostrava Days 2013: New Music Institute and Festival (August 12–31, 2013). Mr. Glass will also participate at Ostrava Days as a lector. Glass took an active part in New York’s “downtown scene” of the 1970s, which included many composers who continue, to this day, to have close professional and often personal relationships, such as Petr Kotík, Christian Wolff and Phill Niblock. They all will meet again at Ostrava Days 2013.
Capacity for the concert is limited to 1 400 seats.
Photo: James Ewing
We are accepting press accreditation forms for Philip Glass & the Philip Glass Ensemble performing Music in Twelve Parts on August 16 in auditorium GONG (Dolní oblast Vítkovice). We will provide accreditation mainly to journalists who inform the audience in an active way. Accreditation will be issued for only one individual. The issuing of press accreditation is at the discretion of Ostrava Center for New Music. Press accreditation requires the approval of Ostrava Center for New Music.
TICKETS FOR ONLY PERFORMANCE OF PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE FOR 1 200,- CZK AVAILABLE ONLY TILL MARCH 31, 2013!!!
ONLY PERFORMANCE OF PHILIP GLASS IN CZECH REPUBLIC. TICKETS AT ADVANCE-PURCHASE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER 12!!
MANY MANY WOMEN BY PETR KOTÍK HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE INVISIBLE DOG ART CENTER TOMORROW - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2!!
OSTRAVSKÁ BANDA AND JANÁČEK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT BEYOND CAGE FESTIVAL, NEW YORK (OCTOBER 22 - NPVEMBER 7, 2012)
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT 8:00 PM, PAULA COOPER GALLERY, NEW YORK
First pictures of Ostravská banda and Orchestra of The S.E.M. Ensemble taken at the public rehearsal in NY
Exceptionally, we extend the possibility of
sending applications to the Ostrava Days 2011 Institute till April 15th 2011.
Do not miss this unique opportunity!
Ostravska banda in New York - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) and Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center New York
April 13, 2011, 7.30 p. m.
April 15, 2011, 7.00 p. m.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENCY AT OSTRAVA DAYS 2011
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2011.
PLEASE JOIN OSTRAVSKÁ BANDA FOR THE FALL 2010 TOUR CONCERTS
(October 22 – November 5)
OCNM and Svatováclavský hudební festival, festival Contempuls, City of Opava, Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten and Muziekcentrum Vredenburg present the Ostravská banda Fall 2010 tour.
The concert was a success!
The September 3, 2010, concert with Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, organized in cooperation with Ostrava Center for New Music, was a success!
CONCERT WITH JANÁČEK PHILHARMONIC
SEPTEMBER 3, 7pm
Lead by Petr Kotík, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a
special concert organized in cooperation with Ostrava Center for New Music held on September 3, 2010 at 7pm in Philharmonic Hall (Dům
kultury města Ostravy).
PUBLISHING: DVD Documentary and Ostrava Days 2009 Report !!!
The DVD Ostrava’s New
Music Foundry (in both Czech and
English versions) documents Ostrava Days 2009. We have also just finished the Ostrava Days
2009 Report (English publication). Both of them are available in our office!
Ostravská banda Shined at Archa Theatre!
The closing event of the project Ostrava in Prague, the Ostravská banda concert Sunday, June 6 was excellent. The Ostravská banda, meeting for the second time of 2010 (the first time in January for the musicadhoy festival in Madrid) gave a stunning performance.