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The Philip Glass Ensemble

Music in Twelve Parts

February 29, 2020
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
Philadelphia Premiere // #GLASSFEST

Welcome The Philip Glass Ensemble back to Philadelphia for the first time in 21 years to perform the local premiere of Glass’ groundbreaking Music in Twelve Parts in its entirety. Composed between 1971 and 1974, Music in Twelve Parts is a masterpiece of minimalism built on Glass’ exploration on repetition. Both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art, a complete performance of this seminal piece is a rare, coveted experience for Glass fans and all those who enjoy new music.

Music in Twelve Parts runs five hours, with two intermissions and a dinner break.  Please note that Philip Glass will not be performing as part of this concert.

Enjoy Dinner at the Annenberg Center - SOLD OUT
Spend your dinner break at the Annenberg Center and enjoy a catered buffet dinner. At only $40 per person, and inclusive of salads, entrees, dessert and beverages, the buffet is a convenient and delicious option to compliment your performance experience. Click here to view the buffet menu

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Program Notes [PDF]

Support for The Philip Glass Ensemble provided by The Presser Foundation.

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Photo credit: Ryuhei Shindo