Review: ‘Akhnaten’ Puts You on Philip Glass Time – The New York Times

A Philip Glass opera at the Metropolitan Opera House is an event to celebrate and savor. It has been on my bucket list for years to see a Philip Glass opera performed at the Met. One of my major live music regrets is never witnessing the lavish production of “Satyagraha”.

Good fortune shines upon those who wait because The Met: Live in HD broadcast of Philip Glass’s opera “Akhnaten” will be available at the local IMAX Cinema LIVE on November 23rd (Encore: December 3rd). This saves the trip into New York City and all the other related logistics and expenses.

A 1984 work has its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in a spellbinding production, starring Anthony Roth Costanzo.

Source: Review: ‘Akhnaten’ Puts You on Philip Glass Time – The New York Times

ECM Records at 50

The year 1969 continues to prove it is the foundation year for music in various genres. Jazz at Lincoln Center, the seat of jazz in the US is hosting a two day tribute to ECM Records 50th anniversary.

What To Expect•An all-star lineup of groundbreaking, award-winning artists in contemporary creative and improvised music.

Source: ECM Records at 50

‘The Apollo’: Pharrell, Paul McCartney Talk Famed Venue in Doc Trailer – Rolling Stone

I am truly looking forward to this HBO documentary as a patron of the arts.

 

Pharrell Williams, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson and more talk one of music’s greatest landmarks in the new trailer for ‘The Apollo.’

Source: ‘The Apollo’: Pharrell, Paul McCartney Talk Famed Venue in Doc Trailer – Rolling Stone

Led Zeppelin – 50 Years Ago Today

The eponymous album Led Zeppelin was released in the United States on this day in rock history, 50 years ago, January 12th, 1969.

Picture courtesy of Led Zeppelin, Copyright 2018

I first learned of Led Zeppelin in the fall of 1968 from a friend in high school, Tom Stein. He had a friend or relative (can’t remember which) in England who shared the excitement Led Zeppelin was creating across the pond. Finally I heard the album in December on WNEW-FM New York City’s premier rock station. It was featured in heavy rotation on DJ Scott Muni‘s, “Things From England” show. I was hooked.

I bought this record straight away and took this 12″ LP everywhere I went for the next few months as you can see from the back cover.

I played Led Zeppelin again today through my iPhone XR via Apple Cloud Music and headphones on my morning walk. It still sounds fresh and brilliant as ever!