Congratulations, and Happy (belated) 83rd-Birthday, to world-renowned composer and pianist Philip Glass on being awarded the GRAMMY Trustees Award, awarded by The Recording Academy to individuals “who, during their careers in music, technology and so on have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.”
Glass’ relationship with Pacific Symphony has been an instrumental part of our success. Back in 2006, we worked with him to debut his “The Passion of Ramakrishna,” one of our most important commissions. In 2018, we were invited by Carnegie Hall to perform “The Passion of Ramakrishna” at the Hall’s year-long celebration of the great composer’s 80th birthday.
Glass is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late-20th and 21st centuries. Through his operas, film scores, concert pieces, theater works and wide-ranging collaborations with the likes of David Bowie, Paul Simon and Martin Scorsese, his music’s repetitive structures have shaped the modern contemporary classical cannon.
Join us in congratulating, and celebrating, one of the leaders of modern composition!