Philip Glass to kick off Civic Music Association’s 90th season
Published on January 15th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Acclaimed pianist and composer Philip Glass will be the first performer of Civic Music Association’s 90th season. Glass will perform in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University on April 6. He’ll be performing solo, with narration between pieces.
Glass will also be participating in a “The 21st Century Concert Experience: Engaging New Audiences thru Multimedia and Technology” panel that day at the Des Moines Art Center. John Pemble of Iowa Public Radio will moderate, and other panelists include Joseph Giunta, Music Director and Conductor of the Des Moines Symphony and Academy, Michael Egel, General Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, Chris Ford, Program Manager, Des Moines Music Coalition and Dr. Jacob Harrison, Director of Orchestral Activities at Iowa State University. It will be recorded to air on Iowa Public Television. The discussion is free.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. through midwestix.com. They will be $25-$50 with a $10 student rush ticket the day of (if any tickets remain.
That won’t be Glass’s only stop in Iowa that week. On April 3 he’ll perform at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City as a part of the Mission Creek Festival, and on April 5 he’ll be at the Center for Faith and Life in Decorah.