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Philip Glass Institute presents: The Sonic World of the String Orchestra

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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

Lisa Bielawa conducts the Mannes String Orchestra in this special presentation of the Philip Glass Institute. 

Established in 2019, the Philip Glass Institute is a dynamic center for learning, performance, and creation, housed within The New School’s College of Performing Arts. The institute honors and celebrates the work and ethos of Philip Glass, using his approach to artistry and entrepreneurship as a model for today's young artists. Lisa Bielawa is the inaugural composer-in-residence and chief curator.


Jon Gibson: Chorales for Relative Calm*

Lisa Bielawa: The Trojan Women

David T. Little: 1986* 

Lisa Bielawa: “The Bat” and “The Dragon and the Girl” from Vireo* featuring Rowen Sabala, soprano

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3


* world premiere of the string orchestra arrangement

Presented by Mannes School of Music at the College of Performing Arts

This event is part of The New School's Centennial celebration. Learn more at • #100YearsNew

Event Type

Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts, Centennial


College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music


Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served



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