Philip Glass and the Class of '37.

Event has passed (Wed Oct 25, 2017 - Wed Oct 25, 2017)
Herbst Theatre
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$5 - $36


The San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC) and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe open the organization's 39th concert season with a special celebration of Philip Glass's 80th birthday. Longstanding members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, Music Director and keyboardist Michael Riesman and flutist/saxophonist Andrew Sterman, will share the stage with SFGC for selections from four rarely-heard Philip Glass works that are available for performance only with members of the Philip Glass Ensemble: Building and Knee Play 5 (Einstein on the Beach), Act III (The Photographer), Vessels (Koyaanisqatsi) and Father Death Blues (Hydrogen Jukebox).

Setting context for Glass's unmistakable style and extensive output, the program begins with a survey of works from three composers who share the "'37" birth year with Glass and represent three distinct periods in the evolution of classical music: the Baroque-period German-Dutchman Dietrich Buxtehude (born 1637), the Classical-period Austrian Joseph Michael Haydn (born 1737) and the Romantic-period Russian Mily Balakirev (born 1837).


  1. Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA