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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  the 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)