Philip Glass: Symphony No. 5
(Requiem, Bardo and Nirmanakaya)
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 5 PM
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Heather Buck, soprano
Katherine Pracht, mezzo soprano
John McVeigh, tenor
Stephen Salters, baritone
David Cushing, bass
Washington National Cathedral Girl Choristers
Hailed as a “glorious, inspiring work” by the L.A. Times, Philip Glass’s 5th Symphony tells the creation story through the world’s great wisdom traditions. This celestial-sounding work was commissioned as a millennium celebration for the Salzburg Festival, and features a tour-de-force of musicians. Joining The Washington Chorus will be the Washington National Cathedral Girl Choristers, five internationally renowned vocal soloists, and full symphony orchestra.
Listen to Julian's interview on WETA about our upcoming performance of Philip Glass's 5th Symphony.
Read the program notes here.