News for Glass
- Japanese prize for Philip Glass
[posted 14 September 2012]
The Praemium Imperiale 2012 for music, an international arts prize patronized by Japan’s ruling dynasty, was awarded to Philip Glass. The prize is worth 15 million yen (about $192,600).
This year's other winners of the prize are Cai Guo-Qiang (Painting, China), Cecco Bonanotte (Sculpture, Italy), Henning Larsen (Architecture, Denmark), and Yoko Morishita (Theatre/Film, Japan).
The artists are recognized and awarded for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community. Apart from the money they will also receive a diploma and a medal, which will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony to be held in Tokyo on October 23.
- 2010 NEA Opera Award for Philips Glass
[posted 29 June 2010]
Phillip Glass is one of four recipients of the 2010 Opera Award of the NEA. The award is $25,000. The Opera Honors of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) were launched three years ago, and has been awarded earlier to singers Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne, composers John Adams and Carlisle Floyd, and conductors James Levine and Julius Rudel.
The awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place on 22 October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
- Philip Glass gets commission from NYC Opera
[posted 30 September 2008]
The New York City Opera has commissioned Philip Glass to write an opera about the last months of the life of Walt Disney. The opera will open the City Opera's 2012–2013 season, and will honor the 75th birthday of Philip Glass.
The name of the opera is "The Perfect American," and is based on a recent novel by the American-born writer Peter Stephan Jungk. In the book, a fictional Austrian cartoonist who worked for Disney in the 1940s and 1950s recounts the story of the legendary founder of the Walt Disney Company.
The NYC Opera will undergo a renovation in the coming season, but in the
2009–2010 season, it will present another Glass opera: "Einstein on the Beach". This work was first staged in New York in 1992 and will be the company's first production at the refurbished theater.
- ASCAP honors Philip Glass
[posted 26 May 2006]
On 25 May composer Philip Glass has received the Victor Herbert Award for his "leadership, generous spirit, and musical citizenship" from the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (ASCAP). [Source: http://www.playbillarts.com/]