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