A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Philip Glass

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January 31, 1937: Philip Glass is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, the last of three children born to Benjamin C. Glass, owner of a record shop, and Ida Gouline, a teacher and librarian.
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May 19, 1961: Philip Glass (24) a student at the Juilliard School of Music, encounters minimalism for the first time at a performance of LaMonte Young’s (25) Compositions 1960 #10 and Compositions 1961 in Yoko Ono’s loft at 112 Chambers Street, New York. (This could be 20 May)
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July 15, 1965: Philip Glass (28) marries JoAnne Akalaitis, an actress, in the Crown Colony of Gibraltar.
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March 18, 1967: After study with Nadia Boulanger (79) in Paris and four months travelling through the Himalayas, Philip Glass (30) reacquaints himself with Steve Reich (30) at a concert of Reich’s music at the Park Place Gallery, New York. Afterwards they discuss their recent compositions at Reich’s apartment.
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April 13, 1968: The first public performance of the work of Philip Glass (31) takes place at Queens College, New York.
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May 19, 1968: Pieces in the Shape of a Square for two flutes by Philip Glass (31) is performed for the first time, at the Filmmakers’ Cinemathèque, New York. It is his first important concert in New York. Glass considers this to be his debut.
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April 14, 1969: Terry Riley (33) gives the inaugural concert at the newly renovated Electric Circus on St. Mark’s Place, New York. In the audience is an interested composer named Philip Glass (32).
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January 16, 1970: Music in Fifths for small ensemble by Philip Glass (32) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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May 7, 1970: Four Organs for four electronic organs and maracas by Steve Reich (33) is performed for the first time, at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Organists are Philip Glass (33), Arthur Murphy, Steve Chambers, and the composer. Reviews are mixed. Also premiered is Reich’s Phase Patterns for four electronic organs.
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November 18, 1970: Music for Breuer’s theatre piece Red Horse Animation by Philip Glass (33) is performed for the first time, in the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
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November 10, 1972: Music With Changing Parts for small ensemble by Philip Glass (35) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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June 1, 1974: Music in Twelve Parts for instrumental ensemble by Philip Glass (37) is performed completely for the first time, in Town Hall, New York. The work is very successful, his first concert in a traditional concert hall.
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July 25, 1976: Einstein on the Beach, an opera by Philip Glass (39) and Robert Wilson to a story by Knowles, Johnson, and Childs, is performed for the first time, in Avignon. This performance is their first run-through without stops.
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November 21, 1976: The first of two performances of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass (39) takes place at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It is an unexpected hit.
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April 7, 1978: North Star: Mark di Suvero, a film with music by Philip Glass (41), is shown for the first time, at the New York Directors and New Films Festival.
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October 19, 1979: Dance, a multi-media performance piece by Philip Glass (42) to a choreography by Childs, is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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March 23, 1980: Several world premieres take place in Alice Tully Hall, New York to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players, founded by Joan Tower (41): Joan’s for flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, and piano by Charles Wuorinen (41), Private Game for clarinet and cello by Shulamit Ran (30), Scherzo by George Perle (64), Modern Love Waltz by Philip Glass (43), and Petroushskates by Joan Tower.
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June 25, 1980: A Madrigal Opera, by Philip Glass (43) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam, under the title Attaca.
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September 5, 1980: Satyagraha, an opera by Philip Glass (43) to words of De Jong and the composer after the Bhagavad-Gita, is performed for the first time, in Rotterdam. It was commissioned by the City of Rotterdam for the Netherlands Opera.
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October 5, 1980: Philip Glass (43) marries his second wife, Luba Burtyk, a physician, in St. Volodymir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Glen Spey, New York.
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April 27, 1982: Koyaanisqatsi, a film with music by Philip Glass (45), is shown for the first time, at the Santa Fe Film Festival.
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May 30, 1982: The Photographer, a music theatre by Philip Glass (45) to words of Malasch and the composer, is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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July 18, 1983: Orion Pictures agrees to pay an undisclosed amount to Philip Glass (46) as a settlement of a suit brought by the composer in Los Angeles. Glass charged Orion with copyright infringement and fraud when they used his music without his permission in the film Breathless .
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January 1, 1984: The live event Good Morning Mr. Orwell by Nam June Paik (51) is broadcast simultaneously in France, West Germany, South Korea, the Netherlands, and the United States. Participating artists include John Cage (71), Laurie Anderson (36), Philip Glass (46), Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Rauschenberg.
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January 19, 1984: The CIVIL warS: “A Tree is Best Measured When it is Down”, a music theatre piece by Philip Glass (46) and Robert Wilson to words of Niscemi from Seneca and others, is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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March 24, 1984: Akhnaten, an opera by Philip Glass (47) to his own words, is performed for the first time, in the Stuttgart State Opera House.
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March 25, 1984: The “Rome section” of The CIVIL warS: “A Tree is Best Measured When it is Down”, a music theatre piece by Philip Glass (47) and Robert Wilson to words of Niscemi from Seneca and others, is performed for the first time, in Rome. It was commissioned by the Rome opera.
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December 7, 1984: Previews for a production of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame with music by Philip Glass (47) begin in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See 12 December 1984.
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December 12, 1984: A production by the American Repertory Theatre of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame, with music by Philip Glass (47), is performed for the first time, in New York. Since the previews, Beckett has tried to stop the production. This afternoon his lawyers reach agreement with the ART. The production will go on, but the first page of the play must be printed in the program with a statement from the playwright and Grove Press the what the audience will see is “a complete parody of the play as conceived by me.” See 7 December 1984.
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May 15, 1985: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, a film with music by Philip Glass (48), is released in France.
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June 10, 1985: Mishima, String Quartet no.3 by Philip Glass (48) is performed for the first time, in London.
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December 11, 1985: The Juniper Tree, a chamber opera by Philip Glass (48) and Robert Moran to words of Yorinks after Grimm, is performed for the first time, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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February 18, 1986: Phaedra for string orchestra by Philip Glass (49) is performed for the first time, in the Dallas Majestic Theatre.
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November 24, 1986: Songs from Liquid Days, a cycle for voice and various instruments by Philip Glass (49) to words of Simon, Vega, Byrne, and Anderson, is performed for the first time.
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April 5, 1987: Concerto for violin and orchestra by Philip Glass (50) is performed for the first time.
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August 28, 1987: Hamburger Hill, a film with music by Philip Glass (50), is released in the United States.
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October 29, 1987: The Light for orchestra by Philip Glass (50) is performed for the first time, in Cleveland.
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April 29, 1988: Powaqqatsi, a film with music by Philip Glass (51), is released in the United States.
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May 18, 1988: The Fall of the House of Usher, a chamber opera by Philip Glass (51) to words of Yorinks after Poe, is performed for the first time, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was commissioned by the American Repertory Theatre.
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July 8, 1988: Philip Glass’ (51) opera The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 to words of Lessing, is performed for the first time, in Houston. It was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera.
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July 15, 1988: 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, a music theatre by Philip Glass (51) to words of Hwang, Serlin, and the composer, is performed for the first time, at the International Airport Hangar no.3, Vienna.
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August 25, 1988: The Thin Blue Line, a film by Errol Morris with music by Philip Glass (51) is released in the United States.
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October 18, 1988: The Canyon for orchestra by Philip Glass (51) is performed for the first time, in Rotterdam.
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July 4, 1989: String Quartet no.4 “Buczak” by Philip Glass (52) is performed for the first time, at the Emily Harvey Gallery, New York.
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November 2, 1989: Itaipu for chorus and orchestra by Philip Glass (52) to a traditional Guarani creation myth, is performed for the first time, in Atlanta.
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April 29, 1990: Hydrogen Jukebox, a music theatre by Philip Glass (53) to words of Ginsberg, is performed for the first time, in a concert setting, in Philadelphia. See 26 May 1990.
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May 26, 1990: Hydrogen Jukebox, a chamber opera by Philip Glass (53) to words of Ginsberg, is staged for the first time, in Charleston, South Carolina. It was commissioned by the Spoleto Festival and the American Music Theatre Festival, Philadelphia. See 29 April 1990.
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September 9, 1990: Mindwalk, a film with music by Philip Glass (53), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto Film Festival.
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June 2, 1991: Candy Jernigan, painter, sculptor, set designer, and the third wife of Philip Glass (54) dies in New York of liver cancer at the age of 39.
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February 15, 1992: String Quartet no.5 by Philip Glass (55) is performed for the first time.
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June 17, 1992: Concerto grosso for orchestra by Philip Glass (55) is performed for the first time, in Bonn.
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August 21, 1992: A Brief History of Time, a film by Errol Morris with music by Philip Glass (55), is released in the United States.
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August 30, 1992: “Low” Symphony for orchestra by Philip Glass (55) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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September 11, 1992: Candyman, a film with music by Philip Glass (55), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto Film Festival.
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October 12, 1992: The Voyage, an opera by Philip Glass (55) to words of Hwang, is performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The work was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the voyage of Columbus. The Met pays $325,000 for The Voyage, perhaps the most money, in real dollars, ever paid for a new opera.
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May 7, 1993: Anima mundi, a film with music by Philip Glass (56), is released in the United States.
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May 14, 1993: Orphée, an opera by Philip Glass (56) to words of the composer after Cocteau, is performed for the first time, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was commissioned by the American Repertory Theatre.
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July 7, 1993: Compassion in Exile: The Life of the 14 th Dalai Lama, a film with music by Philip Glass (56), is shown for the first time, on television in the United States.
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June 13, 1994: New works are premiered at the 50th anniversary concert of WNYC in Alice Tully Hall, New York: Now, so long after that time for piano by Philip Glass (57), How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy for bassoon quartet by John Corigliano (56), and “Or Like a…an Engine” from No Longer Very Clear: a Suite for Piano by Joan Tower (55).
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June 13, 1994: New works are premiered at the 50th anniversary concert of WNYC in Alice Tully Hall, New York, all based on a new poem by John Ashberry:  No Longer Very Clear for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by Milton Babbitt (78), Chapbook for piano-six hands by Peter Schickele (58), Now, so long after that time for piano by Philip Glass (57), How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy for bassoon quartet by John Corigliano (56), "Or Like a...an Engine" from No Longer Very Clear: a Suite for Piano by Joan Tower (55), This House of Blues for tape by Laurie Anderson (47), and In This House of Blues for voice, clarinet, and piano by Anthony Davis (43), the composer at the keyboard.
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June 21, 1994: La Belle et la Bête, an opera by Philip Glass (57) to his own words after Cocteau, is performed for the first time, in Gibellina, Italy.
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September 3, 1994: Incidental music to Wilson’s play Come in Under the Shadow of the Red Rock by Philip Glass (57) is performed for the first time, in Gibellina, Sicily.
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October 15, 1994: Symphony no.2 by Philip Glass (57) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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February 5, 1995: Symphony no.3 by Philip Glass (58) is performed for the first time, in Künzelsau, Germany.
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March 17, 1995: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, a film with music by Philip Glass (58), is released in the United States.
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July 21, 1995: Concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra by Philip Glass (58) is performed for the first time, in Hasselburg, Germany.
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August 27, 1995: Incidental music to Gooch’s play Persephone by Philip Glass (58) is performed for the first time, in the Ancient Stadium of Delphi in Greece.
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September 10, 1995: The Interview (Jenipapo), a film with music by Philip Glass (58) is shown for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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December 20, 1995: Le streghe di Venezia, a ballet by Phillip Glass (58) to a scenario by Montressor, is performed for the first time, in Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
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May 18, 1996: Les Enfants terribles, a dance opera by Philip Glass (59) to his own words after Cocteau, is performed for the first time, in Zug, Switzerland.
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July 19, 1996: Call to the Nations by Philip Glass (59), Mickey Hart, and Zakir Hussain is performed for the first time, by 1,000 percussionists at the opening of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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September 7, 1996: The Secret Agent, a film with music by Philip Glass (59), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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December 21, 1996: Incidental music to Hwang’s play After Eros by Phillip Glass (59) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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February 17, 1997: Planctus, a song for voice and piano by Philip Glass (60) to words of Merchant, is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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May 10, 1997: The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five, an opera by Philip Glass (60) to words of Lessing (tr. Wesnigk), is performed for the first time, in the Stadttheater, Heidelberg.
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May 15, 1997: Heroes Symphony by Philip Glass is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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September 13, 1997: Songs of Milarepa for baritone and chamber orchestra by Philip Glass (60) is performed for the first time, commissioned by Sagra musicale umbra.
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November 26, 1997: Bent, a film with music by Philip Glass (60), is released in the United States.
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December 1, 1997: Music for the silent film Cenere by Phillip Glass (60) is performed for the first time, in Messina. The music is performed live by the composer and Jon Gibson, saxophone. It will later be made into a soundtrack.
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December 25, 1997: Kundun, a film with music by Philip Glass (60), is released in the United States.
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February 8, 1998: Days and Nights of Rochina for orchestra by Philip Glass (61) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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April 15, 1998: Monsters of Grace, a music theatre by Philip Glass (61) and Robert Wilson after Rumi, is performed for the first time, Royce Hall of UCLA.
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June 1, 1998: The Truman Show, a film with music by Philip Glass (61) is shown for the first time, in Westwood, California.
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September 26, 1998: O Corvo Branco, an opera by Philip Glass (61) to words of Costa Gomes, is performed for the first time, at the Lisbon World Expo.
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September 27, 1998: White Raven, an opera by Philip Glass (61) is performed for the first time, in Lisbon.
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October 19, 1998: Psalm 126 for speaker, chorus, and orchestra by Philip Glass (61) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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January 24, 1999: Philip Glass (61) and Burkhard Dallwitz win a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score of The Truman Show .
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August 28, 1999: Symphony no.5 for five soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Philip Glass (62) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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September 4, 1999: A new score for string quartet to accompany the original sound film of Dracula by Philip Glass (62) is performed for the first time, in Teeluride, Colorado.
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August 28, 2000: In the Penal Colony, an opera by Philip Glass (63) to words of Wurlitzer, is performed for the first time, in Seattle.
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September 22, 2000: Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra by Philip Glass (63) is performed for the first time, in the Tyrol, Austria.
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October 15, 2000: A version of Songs from Liquid Days for chorus by Philip Glass (63) is performed for the first time, in London.
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November 19, 2000: Double Concerto for timpani and orchestra by Philip Glass (63) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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July 25, 2001: Shorts, made up of scores from four short films, by Philip Glass (64) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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October 21, 2001: Concerto for cello and orchestra by Philip Glass (64) is performed for the first time, in Beijing.
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November 30, 2001: Dancissimo for orchestra by Philip Glass (64) is performed for the first time, in Milwaukee.
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February 3, 2002: Symphony no.6 “Plutonian Ode” for soprano and orchestra by Philip Glass (65) to words of Ginsberg is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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June 24, 2002: Galileo Galilei, an opera by Philip Glass (65) to words of Mary and Arnold Weinstein, is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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September 2, 2002: Naqoyqatsi, a film with music by Philip Glass (65), is shown for the first time, at the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
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September 8, 2002: The Baroness and the Pig, a film with music by Philip Glass (65), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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September 21, 2002: Concerto for harpsichord and chamber orchestra by Philip Glass (65) is performed for the first time, in Seattle.
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December 18, 2002: The Hours, a film with music by Philip Glass (65), is shown for the first time.
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March 28, 2003: A suite from the film The Hours by Philip Glass (66), in the form of a piano concerto, is performed for the first time, in Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee.
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May 21, 2003: Errol Morris’ film The Fog of War with music by Philip Glass (66) is shown for the first time, at Cannes.
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May 24, 2003: The Sound of a Voice, an opera by Philip Glass (66) to words of Hwang, is performed for the first time, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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November 19, 2003: Taoist Sacred Dance for piano and flute by Philip Glass (66) is performed for the first time, at Interfaith Center of New York.
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March 12, 2004: Secret Window, a film with music by Philip Glass (67), is released in the United States.
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March 16, 2004: Taking Lives, a film with music by Philip Glass (67), is released in the United States.
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May 14, 2004: Undertow, a film with music by Philip Glass (67), is shown for the first time, in Cannes.
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June 3, 2004: Orion, a multi-disciplinary collaborative work for various ethnic instruments and western ensemble by Philip Glass (67) is performed for the first time, in Athens as part of the Olympiad.
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September 6, 2004: Looking Glass, a film about Philip Glass (67), is shown for the first time, at La Cinémathèque de Chaillot, Paris.
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September 14, 2004: Going Upriver: the Long War of John Kerry, a film with music by Philip Glass (67), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto Film Festival.
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September 18, 2004: Lewis and Clark Piano Concerto by Philip Glass (67) is performed for the first time, in Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska.
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January 20, 2005: Symphony no.7 “A Toltec Symphony” for chorus and orchestra by Philip Glass (67) is performed for the first time, in the Kennedy Center, Washington.
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April 25, 2005: A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close for piano by Philip Glass (68) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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September 9, 2005: Neverwas, a film with music by Philip Glass (68), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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September 10, 2005: Waiting for the Barbarians, an opera by Philip Glass (68) to words of Hampton after Coetzee, is performed for the first time, in Erfurt.
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September 29, 2005: The television series Night Stalker with theme music by Philip Glass (68), is shown for the first time, over the airwaves of the American Broadcasting Company.
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September 30, 2005: Violin Concerto no.1 by Philip Glass (68) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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November 2, 2005: Symphony no.8 for orchestra by Philip Glass (68) is performed for the first time, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.
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January 27, 2006: Roving Mars, a film with music by Philip Glass (68), is released in the United States and Canada.
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April 27, 2006: The Illusionist, a film with music by Philip Glass (69), is shown for the first time, in Newport Beach, California.
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July 29, 2006: LIFE: A Journey Through Time, a multimedia piece for orchestra by Philip Glass (69), is performed for the first time, in Santa Cruz, California.
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September 16, 2006: Passion of Ramakrishna for orchestra by Philip Glass (69) is performed for the first time, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa California.
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November 10, 2006: Amoveo, a ballet with music by Philip Glass (69) and choreography by Benjamin Millepied, is performed for the first time, in Paris. The music is from Glass’ Einstein on the Beach reorchestrated.
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December 25, 2006: Notes on a Scandal, a film with music by Philip Glass (69), is released in the United States.
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February 13, 2007: Songs and Poems for Solo Cello by Philip Glass (70) is performed for the first time, in the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York.
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June 1, 2007: Book of Longing, a cycle for voices, electronic keyboard, flute/bass clarinet, hand percussion, violin, cello, upright bass, and oboe/english horn by Philip Glass (70) to words of Cohen, is performed for the first time, in Toronto.
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June 18, 2007: Cassandra’s Dream, a film with music by Philip Glass (70), is shown for the first time, in Avilés, Spain.
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July 25, 2007: No Reservations, a film with music by Philip Glass (70), is shown for the first time, in New York.
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October 5, 2007: Appomattox, an opera by Philip Glass (70) to words of Hampton, is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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December 19, 2007: Animals in Love, a film with music by Philip Glass (70), is released in France and Belgium.
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July 7, 2008: Four Movements for Two Pianos by Philip Glass (71) is performed for the first time, in Essen.
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September 14, 2008: Los Paisajes del Rio by Philip Glass (71) is performed for the first time, in Zaragoza.
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February 28, 2009: Sonata for violin and piano by Philip Glass (72) is performed for the first time, at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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September 20, 2009: Kepler, an opera by Philip Glass (72), is performed for the first time, in the Landestheater, Linz.
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December 9, 2009: Violin Concerto no.2 “The American Four Seasons” by Philip Glass (72) is performed for the first time, in Toronto.
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February 5, 2010: Dirk Simon’s film When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun with music by Philip Glass (73) is shown for the first time, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, California.
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March 6, 2010: Persephone by Philip Glass (73) is performed for the first time, in Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia.
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March 14, 2010: Bernard Rose’s film Mr. Nice, with music by Philip Glass (73), is shown for the first time, at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
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April 22, 2010: Double Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra by Philip Glass (73) is performed for the first time, at The Hague.
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June 2, 2010: ICARUS: at the Edge of Time, a multimedia work by Brian Greene and Philip Glass (73) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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September 3, 2010: Wagner de Assis’ film Nosso Lar, with music by Philip Glass (73), is released in Brazil.
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September 15, 2010: Pendulum for violin and piano by Philip Glass (73) is performed for the first time, privately, on Ellis Island, New York, the composer at the piano. See 11 June 2011.
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January 20, 2011: They Were There, a film by Erroll Morris with music by Philip Glass (73) is released in the United States on the internet.
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January 21, 2011: James Whittaker’s film Rebirth with music by Philip Glass (73) is shown for the first time, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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May 14, 2011: Partita for violin by Philip Glass (74) is performed for the first time, in the Zeeuwse Concertzaal Middelburg, the Netherlands.
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June 11, 2011: Pendulum for violin and piano by Philip Glass (74) is performed publicly for the first time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. See 15 September 2010.
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August 5, 2011: Black and White Scherzo for orchestra by Philip Glass (74) is performed for the first time, in the Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California.
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January 1, 2012: Symphony no.9 by Philip Glass (74) is performed for the first time, in the Brucknerhaus, Linz.
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June 17, 2012: Overture for 2012 (later called Anniversary Concert Overture ) for orchestra by Philip Glass (75) is performed for the first time, simultaneously in Meyerhoff Hall, Baltimore, and The Hub in Toronto. The work was inspired by the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
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August 9, 2012: Symphony no.10 by Philip Glass (75) is performed for the first time, in Grand Theatre de Provence in Aix.
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October 21, 2012: Stoker for piano-four hands by Philip Glass (75) is performed for the first time, at the Morgan Library, New York.
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December 20, 2012: Philip Glass (75), Roberto Carillo Cocío, and Daniel Medina de la Rosa play a concert at the Casa de Cultura, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, Mexico to celebrate the beginning of the new Mayan calendar. Over the next two days, they record the music as The Concert of the Sixth Sun .
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January 22, 2013: The Perfect American, an opera by Philip Glass (75) is performed for the first time, in Teatro Real, Madrid.
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April 2, 2013: Orbit for cello by Philip Glass (76) is performed for the first time, at Poisson Rouge in New York.
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April 12, 2013: The Lost, an opera by Philip Glass (76) after Handke, is performed for the first time, for the opening of the Landestheater, Linz.
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June 28, 2013: Two Movements for four pianos by Philip Glass (76) is performed for the first time, in Düsseldorf Museum Kunst Palast Robert-Schumann-Saal.
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September 8, 2013: Visitors, a film with music by Philip Glass (76), is shown for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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January 17, 2014: Ifè: Three Yoruba Songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Philip Glass (76) to Yoruba poetry is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Luxembourg.
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July 7, 2014: String Quartet no.7 by Philip Glass (77) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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October 10, 2014: The Trial, an opera by Philip Glass (77) to words of Hampton after Kafka, is performed for the first time, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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May 28, 2015: Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Philip Glass (78) is performed for the first time, in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
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June 2, 2015: Partita double bass by Philip Glass (78) is performed for the first time, in Griffin Concert Hall, Fort Collins, Colorado.
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March 31, 2016: Incidental music to Miller's play The Crucible by Philip Glass (79) is performed for the first time, in the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York.
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May 31, 2016: Sarabande in Common Time for violin by Philip Glass (79) is performed for the first time, at National Sawdust, New York.
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January 31, 2017: Symphony no.11 by Philip Glass is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York on the composer's 80th birthday.
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June 22, 2017: Partita no.2 for cello by Philip Glass (80) is performed for the first time, at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.
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September 22, 2017: Piano Concerto no.3 by Philip Glass (80) is performed for the first time, in Jordan Hall, Boston.
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October 6, 2017: Is Infinity Odd or Even for vocalist, violin, viola, cello, and harp by Philip Glass (80) to Chinese poems, is performed for the first time, in Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou.
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November 18, 2017: Distant Figure, Passacaglia for piano by Philip Glass (80) is performed for the first time, in Aarhus, Denmark.