Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Philip Glass

Bruckner Orchester Linz

AUG 25, 10.00 PM
 Pasar Kambing, Jakarta Selatan

Orchestra Biography

The Bruckner Orchester looks back on more than two hundred years of history and tradition, and over the past few decades it has become one of Central Europe's leading orchestras. With its 110 musicians it manages not only the music productions of Linz’s Landestheater but also the concert orchestra in Upper Austria. The Bruckner Orchester Linz fulfils a number of prominent tasks, including participation in the Bruckner Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Linzer Klangwolke and the voestival. In the last few decades the Orchestra has earned an outstanding reputation for itself both in Austria and abroad. Guest performances have taken the ensemble to Hungary, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Japan, China and the US, and to leading festivals such as the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, the Bratislava Festival, the Brighton and Bath Festivals, the Klangspuren in Schwaz, the Festival de Musica de Canarias, the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, and the Athens Festival.

Dennis Russell Davies was appointed as Principal Conductor of the Bruckner Orchester Linz in 2002.

Since the 2004/05 season Heinrich Schiff has been the Orchestra’s first guest conductor.

The Orchestra’s resident conductor is Ingo Ingensand.

Dennis Russell Davies (born 16 April 1944, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.) is an American conductor and pianist. He studied piano and conducting at the Juilliard School of Music where he received his doctorate. He is a noted champion of living composers and modern music including Hans Werner Henze, William Bolcom, Lou Harrison, Alan Hovhaness, John Cage, Philip Glass, Giya Kancheli, Arvo Pärt, Virgil Thomson, and Aaron Copland. He has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous pieces by living composers, along with the standard classical works. Of note are the recordings of Copland's Appalachian Spring with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 1979 for which he won a Grammy Award; Arvo Pärt Fratres and Miserere; and many of Philip Glass's operas and symphonies including his 5th symphony which is dedicated to Davies. Lou Harrison's 3rd Symphony is also dedicated to Davies.

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American classical music composer. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public (along with precursors such as Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein).

Glass's music is frequently described as minimalist, though he has distanced himself from that description, calling himself a composer of "music with repetitive structures." Although his earliest mature music could be called minimalist, his style has evolved enough that the label is inappropriate for many of his more recent works. He now describes himself as a "Classicist", being thoroughly trained in harmony and counterpoint and having studied the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert.




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