World premiere of Glass’ “Symphony No. 14”.
Originally scheduled for its world premiere in the 2020-2021 season of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa (Canada), the covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible for Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 13 to premiere yet at the venue that commissioned the composition. With a half-finished programme for the 2021-2022 season, the work is still awaiting its premiere. However, the composer has instead already scheduled the world premiere of his Symphony No. 14, which has been written for the LGT Young Soloists string ensemble sponsored by LGT (the sovereign banking group of the Principality of Liechtenstein). Symphony No. 14 will be premiered on 17 September at the Royal College of Music of London and will be performed again at the Brahms Hall in the Musikverein in Wien four days later, on the 21st, completed with a programme that will also include Glass’ own Concerto “Tirol” for piano and orchestra (2000) as well as Airat Ichmouratov Concerto grosso “Liechtenstein” and Astor Piazzolla’s Las cuatro estaciones porteñas.
© Photograph downloaded from the Philip Glass website.