Glasgow Music in running for Royal Philharmonic Awards for Minimal concert series

Philip Glass: composing is coming to Scotland next month
Philip Glass: composing is coming to Scotland next month

Glasgow Music is in the running for one of the most important awards in classical music for its Minimal concert series, which returns in May with Minimal: Glass at 75

We are delighted to announce that our Minimal concert series has been shortlisted in the RPS Music Awards category for ‘Concert Series and Festivals’. Glasgow Music is also working in collaboration with chief conductor of the BBC SSO Donald Runnicles, who has been shortlisted in the Best Conductor category.

The Minimal strand of the Glasgow Music season started in 2010, with Glasgow’s Concert Halls ringing to the sound of iconic minimalist masterworks over the past three years.

It continues in May with Minimal: Glass at 75, which will see Glasgow enjoy a visit from one of the minimalist composer greats Philip Glass. The man himself will appear in person and audiences are invited to hear him speak about his life, music, future projects and experiences.

Among the highlights, the UK Premiere of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 6 will be performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Philip Glass’s chamber music score to the definitive Dracula film will be performed live by the Kronos Quartet and the composer himself. Philip Glass will also take to the piano for a duo concert with violinist Tim Fain.

Svend Brown, director of Glasgow Music, said: “Three years ago we embraced the challenge of replacing our International Orchestras series with a varied new programme that included a number of ambitious projects such as Minimal and our maestro weekends.

“As a UNESCO City of Music we have always been eager to demonstrate the rich musical talent that Glasgow has to offer and to bring the diverse talents of Scotland, the UK and the world over to the audiences of our city.”

For more information on the concert series visit glasgowconcerthalls.com

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