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Philip Glass Institute Launch Event

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

The Philip Glass Institute at The New School's College of Performing Arts will launch with a performance by the Philip Glass Ensemble and a panel discussion with Philip Glass; Lisa Bielawa, Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute; and Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of The New School’s College of Performing Arts. The event will also include a performance of an excerpt from Bielawa’s made-for-TV opera, Vireo, which will be workshopped for live performance at the institute in spring 2020.

About the Philip Glass Institute
The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) begins a landmark partnership with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass, one of the world’s preeminent composers, musicians, and authors, to form a new learning and creative center. Building on Glass’s enduring contributions to modern culture, the Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute.

Presented by the College of Performing Arts.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions, Music Performances


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College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music, School of Jazz



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