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The Tune-In Music Festival Celebrates a Quarter-Century of Philip Glass

Odd as it seems on its face, the eternally youthful Philip Glass, who broke down so many musical doors that he seems hung in time – revolutionaries don’t age, do they? – is 75 this year. He took his first, halting steps out of Juilliard in the late 1950s, which is rapidly receding into history, and blew the doors off ┬áthe contemporary music world for a period of about a decade beginning in the mid-1960s. Now he writes constantly, almost, that instantly recognizable Philip Glass style popping up in all sort of places, and the Park Avenue Armory’s throwing him a three-day festival in honor and celebration of his life starting February 23 with – okay, listen to this – the world premiere of the Armory-commissioned Kaddish, based on the Ginsberg poem, by Bill Frisell and Hal Willner, with visual design by Ralph Steadman. (FULL ARTICLE: Allan Kozinn, The New York Times)