Van Cliburn Concert Series » Philip Glass: Works for Piano with Maki Namekawa, Aaron Diehl, and Jenny Lin
Philip Glass: Works for Piano is an all-Glass program performed by world-renowned pianist’s Aaron Diehl, Jenny Lin, and Maki Namekawa. This piano evening will feature Philip Glass’s recent compositions for solo piano and new arrangements of his classic works.
- Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought-after jazz virtuosos.
- Jenny Lin is a Steinway Artist. She joined Philip Glass in his ongoing world tour of The Etudes and Works for Piano and released the Complete Etudes for Piano in 2017 on the Steinway & Sons Label.
- Maki Namekawa performs at international venues such as Carnegie Hall, Barbican Centre, Cité de la Musique Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Her world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s Complete Piano Etudes reached number 1 on the 2014 iTunes classical charts.
The original set of six was composed for Dennis Russell Davies on the occasion of his 50th birthday in 1994. These Etudes were later renumbered as Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10. Etude 6 was commissioned in 1994 by WNYC for John Schaefer’s new music program under the original title ‘Now So Long After That Time’. Etude 7 was commissioned by the Sydney Festival in 1996. Etudes 12 and 13 were commissioned by Bruce Levingston in 2007 and premiered in New York at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Etude 17 was commissioned for the 25th Anniversary of the Menil Collection in Houston, TX, and premiered in 2012. The final three works, Etudes 18, 19 and 20, were commissioned by the Perth Festival in 2012 in honor of Glass’s 75th birthday and premiered on 16 February 2013.
The Van Cliburn Concert Series Endowment Fund supported by Kelly and Marti Sudduth, Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood, Ellis and Kay Melton, Chip and Susan Chambers, and William M. Fuller Foundation. Special thanks to Tommy Smith and Steinway & Sons.
$50 ($40 for members), register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.