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Glass & Shankar

Anoushka Shankar, sitar

April 12 — April 14, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director
Elissa Johnston, Sarada Devi
Christòpheren Nomura, “M”
Donovan Singletary, Dr. Sarkar
I-Chin Feinblatt, First Devotee
Nicholas Preston, Second Devotee
Pacific Symphony

GLASS: Meetings along the Edge from Passages (based on a theme by Ravi Shankar)
SHANKAR: Sitar Concerto No. 3
GLASS: The Passion of Ramakrishna

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Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Through a highly prized invitation, Pacific Symphony makes its Carnegie Hall debut with this award-winning program during Carnegie’s yearlong celebration of Philip Glass’ 80th birthday. Originally commissioned, premiered and recorded by Pacific Symphony, “The Passion of Ramakrishna” is a work of quiet intensity and unforgettable power—scored for vocal soloists, chorus and large orchestra. Joining Pacific Symphony for this historic concert is sitar soloist Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar.

Hear this landmark concert before Pacific Symphony presents it during its Carnegie Hall debut!

“Meetings Along the Edge” is a section from “Passages,” a collaborative record album of Philip Glass and the great Indian musician Ravi Shankar. Bringing together themes by both composers, “Meetings” has the racing rhythm, snazzy syncopation and ebullient pace that exemplified early Minimalism and made it so hard to resist.