2022-01-29 – 11:00 h

Philip Glass celebrates his 85th birthday on January 31st and Filharmonie Brno congratulates him with his Chief Conductor Dennis Russell Davies and his wife Maki Namekawa in a special piano concert on Sunday, January 30th. They both belong to Glass’s best friends, and they will play three pieces Glass dedicated to them.


Program will be as follows:

  • Philip Glass – Six Etudes
  • Philip Glass – Piano Sonata, first Czech performance
  • Philip Glass – Four Movements for Two Pianos


As a Birthday surprise, this event will also be the baptism of a CD with Glass’ Symphony No. 12 “Lodger”, which Filharmonie Brno recorded as the first orchestra in the world. An autograph session will follow the concert.


When: Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 19:00h

Where: Besední dům (Brno, Czech Republic)

Tickets: 390-490 CZK (16-20 €) – https://filharmonie-brno.cz/en/events/happy-birthday-philip-kbd/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133069907432010


And on Monday, January 31st at 19:00h CET/ 13:00h EST, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa will celebrate Philip Glass’ 85th birthday with a livestream concert from Deep Space 8k at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz (Austria) with real-time digital visualizations by Cori O’Lan. The program will be the same as the day before.


When: Monday, January 31, 2022 at 19:00h

Where: Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria)

Tickets: 29€ – https://arselectronicacenter.kupfticket.at/events/deep-space-concert-philip-glass-85/

More information: https://ars.electronica.art/center/en/konzert-philip-glass-85/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/478744660273032/


You can follow the livestream here: