Philip Glass: Music for 2 Pianos
When conductor/pianist Dennis Russell Davies directed our Lou Harrison concert in February he said, “And now I’d like to do a benefit for Other Minds.” He and his partner Maki Namekawa flew back from Austria to perform a special concert of Philip Glass’ music for two pianos in a very intimate setting for our fans.
The event took place 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, in honor of Glass’ eightieth birthday. It featured the suites from Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles and La Belle et la Bête for two pianos and wind octet in its American premiere. In addition, a major work composed for the Davies-Namekawa duo–which Dennis fondly calls “a real barnburner!”–Four Movements for Two Pianos, completed the program.
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