From Town Hall: “Philip Glass Ensemble performing ‘Music in 12 Parts’ at Town Hall”

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Philip Glass Ensemble performing ‘Music in 12 Parts’ at Town Hall from https://www.timessquarenyc.org

Saturday, October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm

Philip Glass premiered Music in Twelve Parts at Town Hall in 1974.

Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid 1960s. It holds an important place in Glass’s repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for the Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well, because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art. (Tim Page)

The entire set is over four hours long plus three intermissions: two short ones, lasting 15 minutes, and a “dinner intermission” that is 75 minutes long.

6:00PM -6:45PM: Parts 1, 2, 3
Intermission: 15 minutes
7:00PM -7:45PM: Parts 4, 5, 6
Dinner Break: 75 minutes
9:00PM -9:45PM: Parts 7, 8, 9
Intermission: 15 minutes
10:00PM -10:45PM: Parts 10, 11, 12

Special dinner reservation and menu options at local restaurants will be provided to ticket buyers in advance of the date.

$55, $65, $75, $85
Tickets

Doors:
5:30pm

Presented by:
Town Hall Presents

Philip Glass, who held the Composer’s Chair position for Carnegie Hall’s 2017-2018 season, will perform as part of the Philip Glass Ensemble at Town Hall on October 27, performing his work “Music in 12 Parts” which actually premiered at Town Hall in 1974:

Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid 1960s. It holds an important place in Glass’s repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for the Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well, because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art.

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Town Hall has played an integral part in the electrifying cultural fabric of New York City for more than 90 years. Disclosing a tale of a vibrant group of suffragists (The League for Political Education) whose fight for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. The Hall was designed by renowned architects McKim, Mead & White to reflect the democratic principles of the League. Box seats were eliminated and no seats had an obstructed view giving birth to the term “Not a bad seat in the house.” During completion of the building the 19th Amendment was passed (women’s right to vote), and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors and took on a double meaning: as a symbol of the victory sought by its founders, and as a spark for a new, more optimistic climate.

John Schaefer


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