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SFGC Presents:
Philip Glass and the Class of '37

  • Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

October 25, 2017 @ 8:00pm

San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valerie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor
Members of the Philip Glass Ensemble
Michael Riesman, PGE Music Director and keyboardist
Andrew Sterman, saxophone/flute

SFGC's season opens with the program – Philip Glass and the Class of ’37 – in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday. The program features a selection of Glass’ works that are available for performance only with members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, including excerpts from the opera Einstein on the Beach; mixed-media work The Photographer; and the soundtrack to Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi. The program will also include works by composers from the “class of ‘37” - Dietrich Buxtehude (born 1637), Joseph Michael Haydn (born 1737) and Mily Balakirev (born 1837). 

Philip Glass: Building and Knee Play 5 from Einstein on the Beach
Philip Glass: Act III from The Photographer
Philip Glass: Vessels from Koyaanisqatsi
Philip Glass: Father Death Blues from Hydrogen Jukebox
Dieterich Buxtehude: Excerpts from Salve Jesu, patris gnate unigenite
Johann Michael Haydn: Excerpts from Leopold Mass
Mily Balakirev: Selected Songs and Romances