Ars Musica

‘Philip Glass World Premiere - Tana Quartet’

15 Jan.'22
- 20:00

Bozar will host the world premiere of the String Quartet No. 9 by Philip Glass! This dramatic and extremely moving work has its origins in a score originally composed by the American minimalist composer for a Broadway run of King Lear. For the first time, Glass has turned to a non-American ensemble, the Tana Quartet, to record his new work. As part of the world tour to accompany the release of this recording, the French ensemble invites you to enjoy the multiple moods of Glass’s ninth against a backdrop of spellbinding visual effects. In addition to this novel first, the Tana Quartet will perform Schubert’s highly poignant quartet Death and the Maiden, and Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, classical material which they will enhance with modern sonorities.

Tana Quartet


Caroline Melzer


Caroline Shaw

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Philip Glass

String Quartet No. 9 – King Lear (World premiere - commission Collectif Tana, Bozar, Ars Musica, Le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes, le festival Superspective et l'Opéra National de Lyon, Tandem scène nationale Arras, Maison de la Culture Bourge

Franz Schubert

String Quartet no. 14, D 810, "Death and the Maiden"


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