The Robert Wilson and Philip Glass collaboration Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts, is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century.
As the production returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this fall as part of the institution’s 150th anniversary, Q2 Music presented on September 8 at 3 pm a live videocast of highlights from the music and text of Einstein on the Beach, including the Knee Plays, along with a conversation between composer Philip Glass, company members and WQXR host Terrance McKnight.
Performers included violinist Jennifer Koh; featured performers Helga Davis, Kate Moran and Charles Williams; sopranos Lisa Bielawa, Lindsay Kesselman and Melanie Russell; mezzo-sopranos Hai-Ting Chinn, Kate Maroney and Solange Merdinian; tenors Philip Anderson, Tomás Cruz and John Kawa; baritone Gregory R. Purnhagen; basses Joe Damon Chappel and Jason Charles Walker; and music director Michael Riesman.
Philip Glass: An Hour with Einstein is part of Q2 Music's Music of Constant Change: A Philip Glass Festival from September 4-9, 2012. This six day celebration of Glass's 75th birthday includes an immersive survey of his recorded music, blog posts from key collaborators, new and archival interviews, exclusive downloads and a daily show with Einstein's own Helga Davis. Learn more, listen in and join us in celebration!