You’ve heard of Beethoven, right? Good lord, I hope so. Well, I’m not lying when I say that Philip Glass is the Beethoven of the latter half/former half of the 20th/21st centuries. He’s innovative, often shocking, and always completely beautiful. We’re more than lucky, frigging blessed even, to have such an important and influential composer and performer grace us with his presence.
To underscore the occasion, the folks at Modlin have put together a festival to celebrate his very existence. Those of you who are familiar with his work: this is a good time to delve deeper. Those of you who aren’t: the festival is a brilliant place to start your education. And it’s not one of those painful algebra-type educations. It’s an education that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
This Sunday catch Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts documentary film at 3 p.m. in UR’s Camp Concert Hall. Cost is $5.