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Philip Glass: Etudes

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Philip Glass's 20 Etudes: A 5-Pianist Collaboration with Philip Glass, Jason Moran, Aaron Diehl, Devonté Hynes, and Jenny Lin

Friday, March 9, 2018 8:00 PM

DIRECT CURRENT

Contemporary classical piano meets jazz improvisation in this live musical performance featuring Glass in his eagerly awaited Kennedy Center debut, along with our Artistic Director of Jazz Jason Moran and three other pianists.

Price

$29 - $79

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Contemporary classical piano meets jazz improvisation in this live musical performance of Philip Glass’s complete Etudes. The 80-year-old American master composer, making his Kennedy Center debut, is one of five pianists in this unprecedented collaboration, to also include Kennedy Center Artistic Director of Jazz and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran along with Aaron Diehl, Devonté Hynes, and Jenny Lin. Each pianist will perform four of the 20 etudes, bringing a fresh and personal perspective to the work that Glass composed over a 20-year period, and considers something of a self-portrait.

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This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.
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