It’s hard to think of a more popular (and polarizing) composer than Philip Glass. It’s for this reason that last week’s world premiere at Roy Thomson Hall attracted a lot of attention from Glass fans.
The bad news
If you didn’t go, you missed it. For proof, you can read our review here.
The good news
The fine folks at NACO are offering Ludwig Van readers exclusive free access to watch the NAC Orchestra performing live in Ottawa, on April 14, 2022, 8 pm
The concert will include:
- Nicole Lizée: Zeiss After Dark
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
- Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35; (James Ehnes, Violin)
- Philip Glass: Symphony No. 13 (National Arts Center Premiere)
Go to this link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/nac/en/ENLIGNE
Enter the promo code GLASS13 for a complimentary livestream pass. ($ 15 ticket).
You must enter the promo code before the Truth in Our Time event will appear.
Why it matters
Glass’s Symphony No. 13, was commissioned by the Orchestra on the Truth theme in Our Time as a tribute to Canadian journalist Peter Jennings. Jennings was not only a highly respected news anchor for ABC News, he was also a founding director of the American chapter of the Friends of the NAC Orchestra, and served as a lifelong champion of Canadian artists.
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