Philip Glass Ensemble
The Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) comprises the principal performers of the music of Philip Glass. In 1968, Glass founded the PGE in New York City as a laboratory for his music. Its purpose was to develop a performance practice to meet the unprecedented technical and artistic demands of his compositions. In pioneering this approach, the PGE became a creative wellspring for Glass, and its members remain inimitable interpreters of his work.
For Long Play, PGE performs Glass’ legendary album Glassworks in its entirety for the first time! In addition to Glassworks, PGE will also perform Part 8 (from Music in 12 Parts).
Lisa Bielawa – Composer, Producer, Vocalist
Dan Bora – Audio, House Mix
Peter Hess – Saxophones
Ryan Kelly – Stage Audio
Michael Riesman – Music Director, Keyboard
Mick Rossi – Keyboard
Sam Sadigursky – Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Andrew Sterman – Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
photo credit: Ryuhei Shindo