Philip Glass Solo Piano


Philip Glass – one of the world’s leading contemporary composers – will perform in St, Patrick’s Cathedral Dundalk with a rare Irish performance of his solo piano music. 

The BAFTA-winning musician, renowned for his work on The Hours and Oscar nominated for Notes on a Scandal, will perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, 17 July 08 – his only solo piano concert in Ireland this year.

philglasssoloAs one of the world’s most influential and innovative composers, Glass has changed the face of contemporary classical music and attracted a legion fans from the jazz, rock and pop worlds.

Described by The Daily Telegraph as “the most powerful composer of our time”, his music is regularly heard in New York’s Carnegie Hall and The Barbican in London, in the record collections of David Bowie and Paul Simon fans, and in cinemas throughout the world.

His Dundalk concert will feature his Etudes for piano. “This is a real coup for Dundalk” explained Eamonn Quinn, the Artistic Director of Louth Contemporary Music Society. “An evening of Philip Glass’ solo piano is a rare opportunity to experience this influential composer’s work firsthand.

“This special event will certainly provide a glimpse into the intricacies of the composer’s work in its most fundamental form.”

Joining Philip Glass on the night will be Ioana Petcu Colan performing on solo violin Glass’s Knee Play 4 from Einstein on the Beach, The Dublin Guitar Quartet performing his string quartets Company and Mishima, plus Gerard McChrystal will perform Facades with the composer on piano.

Philip Glass is presented by Louth Contemporary Music Society in association with the Louth County Arts Office, Dundalk Arts Office and the Irish Times.


Programme at a glance

Ioana Petcu Colan Knee Play #4( from Einstein on the beach)
Dublin Guitar Quartet Company and Mishima
Philip Glass with Gerard McChrystal Facades
Philip Glass Etudes.