Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St George's
Great George Street


Philip GlassKnee Play 3
Terry RileyIn C
Igor StravinskyThe dove descending breaks the air
David LangStatement to the Court
Philip GlassString Sextet (arr. Michael Riesman)
Philip GlassKnee Play 4


Benjamin Goodson – Conductor

Bristol Ensemble
Bath Camerata

Programme Note

Marking the 80th birthday of the composer Philip Glass, the Bristol Ensemble performs his rich and compelling String Sextet, whilst Bath Camerata presents two hypnotic intermezzos from Glass’s opera Einstein on the beach.

The singers are unaccompanied in Stravinsky’s twelve-tone inspired Dove descending, before choir and ensemble combine for a special realization of Terry Riley’s iconic In C, a work often cited as the first minimalist composition.

The concert opens with a performance of David Lang’s striking and powerful Statement to the court, scored for choir and instrumental ensemble.

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