Way Overdue: Philip Glass Finally in Baltimore
Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 01:09PM
Stephen Brookes

February 18, 2007

glass.jpgIt's taken a while -- three decades, more or less -- but Philip Glass is finally getting the attention he deserves in his hometown of Baltimore.  The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop will be presenting "Life: A Journey Through Time,"  a multimedia production with music by Glass and photographs by Frans Lanting, in the East Coast premiere of the work this weekend.  Opening Thursday at Strathmore, then moving up to Meyerhoff -- definitely a must-see-hear. 

Tim Smith at The Baltimore Sun has a fascinating piece on Glass today, taking a close look at the composer's long neglect in his hometown, his plans for the premiere (he won't be there) and the politics of programming .

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