The New School’s College of Performing Arts has founded a learning and creative centre together with the Philip Glass Ensemble and its long-time member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass.
The Philip Glass Institute will allow students, faculty, and the public to immerse themselves in his work and that of other artists in his circle. Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence.
The institute will open with a concert by the Philip Glass Ensemble and a panel discussion with Glass, Bielawa, and Dean Richard Kessler on January 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm, at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium. There will also be a screening of an excerpt from Bielawa’s made-for-TV opera, Vireo, which will be workshopped for live performance at the Institute in spring 2020.