Piano Sonata by Philip Glass
Piano Sonata by Philip Glass
Performed by Maki Namekawa
Nov, 2020

Online tickets on sale August 1st.

“The biggest thing with new music is how to realize it. It’s an issue of how to write it down but it’s also about how to actually play it.” —Philip Glass

With a body of work that includes 25 operas – including Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten, among others – 12 symphonies, 13 concertos, 9 string quartets and numerous other works for film, theater, dance and his own ensemble, Philip Glass is indisputably one of the great masters of contemporary classical music. But missing from his repertoire was a sonata… until now. Philip Glass’s first Piano Sonata premiered on July 4, 2019 at Piano Festival Ruhr in Germany in the presence of the composer, performed by long-time collaborator Maki Namekawa. CAP UCLA is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the West Coast premiere of this new work to L.A. audiences performed by the brilliant pianist for whom it was created. As a soloist and a chamber musician equally at home in classical and repertoire of our time, Namekawa performs regularly at international venues such as Suntory Hall Tokyo, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center New York, Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, Barbican Center and Cadogan Hall London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Festival, Ars Electronica Linz, Musik-Biennale Berlin, Eclat Festival Stuttgart, Rheingau Music Festival and Piano Festival Ruhr.



Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

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