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Maya Beiser x Philip Glass in Concert

“A fresh and absorbing approach to the music of Philip Glass.” — All Music

“The adventurous Ms. Beiser has been called the ‘cello goddess,’ which is not hyperbole: She summons from her instrument an emotional power so stirring that even the most stoic audience members risk turning into sobbing sacks of flesh.” – New York Times

Dubbed “the reigning queen of avant-garde cello,” by The Washington Post, Maya Beiser assembles a team of today’s most celebrated cellists to embark on a fresh musical examination of legendary composer Phillip Glass’ most cherished works. 

Maya’s multi-cello arrangements include Glass’ piano Etudes Nos. 2 and 5, Mad Rush, Music in Similar Motion, and selections from Naqoyqatsi, part of Glass’s Qatsi Trilogy with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio. 

Maya Beiser x Philip Glass in Concert will feature cellists Laura Metcalf, Christine Lamprea, Andrew Yee and Jeffrey Zeigler as they discover new insight into the master composer’s expansive catalog.

Funds provided by the NEA Challenge Grant Endowment.

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