Amazing Concert… Wish I could be there!!

April 23, 2009

I wish I was in New York City right now! Terry Riley, Philip Glass, The Kronos Quartet and many others will be performing Terry Riley’s “In C” live at Carnegie Hall tomorrow night to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the work.

I REALLY hope that there is a CD recording of this event, not to mention a live DVD, which would be more epic than the second coming of Christ.

More info here: In C Live at Carnegie Hall

If you have no idea what “In C” is, buy this recording, it will change your life: Terry Riley – “In C” by the Paul Hillier and The Percurama Percussion Ensemble

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January 30, 2009

This image is the property of James C. Stangroom

Three of the world’s most famous clarinet players (Matt Barciak, Andrew Morrow, and, of course, none other than Sean Perrin himself) were sighted at The Grand last week enjoying a glass of wine together before the Philip Glass solo piano recital.

The trio quickly finished their wine and met up with pianist Nathan Schmidt. Then, they mysteriously left the building and vanished somewhere along 6th avenue before suddenly returning to the theatre and taking their seats inside just moments before the concert.

They were seen leaving the venue shortly after the concert around 10:30 PM and were also sighted much later in the evening walking up Stephen Avenue towards their limousine. Despite several reports of public intoxication, agents have declined to comment on the sobriety of the musicians, who have been known to imbibe for several hours before ingesting large quantities of “street pizza” over (often tumultuous) discussion about urban design, politics and philosophy after such concerts in the past.

In other news, a rabbit was sighted jumping over a car around 3 AM in Varsity on the same evening…

Haha… anyways…


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CBC Broadcast

January 23, 2009

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Philip Glass’ “Low” Symphony (Which I was a part of!) will be broadcast this Sunday afternoon (January 25, 2009) as part of the “Concerts on Demand” programming. If you are interested, but can’t tune in at that time, fear not! The performance is also available here, on the CBC website:



January 16, 2009

So, just when I thought that playing Philip Glass’ First Symphony with the CPO was exciting enough, it turns out that the Friday night performance is going to be recorded by the CBC and broadcast nationally on a later date! To top it all off I get to see Glass’ solo piano concert on Wednesday, and hopefully met him (fingers crossed!!!!) after that concert!


Here is a great Youtube Video of Glass in action at home in New York City:



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Philip Glass and CPO

January 8, 2009

As you may or not know, Philip Glass, who happens to be one of my favorite contemporary composers, will be in Calgary this month as resident artist for the High Performance Rodeo (an event which featured an arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” for four pianos last year by our very own Marcel Bergmann.) Needless to say, I am very excited to be able to attend most of the events surrounding this occasion, but to top it off I will now be playing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for their performances of Glass’ “Low” Symphony the week prior to his arrival, on January 16 and 17! (See here for more information!)

I can’t wait, and I hope that I get to meet him at some point while he is here! I still have to work on getting into Cantos for his private tour… !!!


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