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Philip Glass

The Dakota Jazz Club and Walker Art Center proudly present:

An Evening with Philip Glass, solo piano

*Tickets for this evening are for the show only, starting at 8:00.  There will be no food or beverage service during the concert.  Dinner reservations will need to be made separately through Open Table; seating for dinner will take place between 5:00 and 7:30.  Guests seated after 7:30 will only have beverage service available until the show starts.

Because this show is a co-presentation, regular A-Train discounts will not apply. The $5 discount is for Dakota A-Train members and Walker members.

Guests who purchase the Lucinda Childs package will be contacted by the Walker Art Center for ticket and seating choices. read more about Dance here

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.

Debuting a program that features his most recent Etudes for piano as well as classics in Glass’ repertoire, the concert provides a glimpse into the intricacies of the composer’s work in its most elemental form. Speaking from the piano bench, Glass personally introduces the program, providing an intimate and unique look at a visionary at work. Simultaneously stirring and meditative, the program offers a rare opportunity to hear about the influential composer’s work firsthand.

The operas – “Einstein on the Beach,” “Satyagraha,” “Akhnaten,” and “The Voyage,” among many others – play throughout the world’s leading houses, and rarely to an empty seat. Glass has written music for experimental theater and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures such as “The Hours” and Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun,” while “Koyaanisqatsi,” his initial filmic landscape with Godfrey Reggio and the Philip Glass Ensemble, may be the most radical and influential mating of sound and vision since “Fantasia.” His associations, personal and professional, with leading rock, pop and world music artists date back to the 1960s, including the beginning of his collaborative relationship with artist Robert Wilson. Indeed, Glass is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music — simultaneously.

keep up with Philip at


• solo piano music from “The Hours”

• Philip introduces and plays “Mad Rush,” a piece he wrote for the Dalai Lama

• Philip’s Sesame Street shorts, “The Geometry of Circles,” is a testament to his mainstream success

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“some of the century’s most influential music… he continues to turn out amazing, advanced, original pieces” -Kyle Gann, Village Voice

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