SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 7 p.m.
HUDSON — Hudson Hall is proud to present cellist, arranger, and producer Maya Beiser with a group of all-stars cellists launching her new album, Maya Beiser x Philip Glass, on Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Recorded at Hudson Hall in the winter of 2021 and dropping July 23, the album translates to the stage as an immersive, multi-layered, multi-cello experience that unveils new dimensions in some of Philip Glass’s most powerful and achingly beautiful works. Sharing the stage with Beiser are five of the country’s top avant-garde cellists: Clarice Jensen, Paul Wiancko, Andrew Yee and Jeffrey Zeigler. Beiser’s multi-cello arrangements include Glass’s piano Etudes Nos. 2 and 5, Mad Rush, Music in Similar Motion, and selections from Naqoyqatsi, part of Glass’s Qatsi Trilogy with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio. Tickets start at $25 and are available now at hudsonhall.org, or by phone at (518) 822-1438.
In 2005, Philip Glass invited Beiser to perform the solo cello part in his Naqoyqatsi score on a worldwide tour of his extraordinary Qatsi Trilogy. They performed together, with the Philip Glass Ensemble, in many of the world’s greatest venues, including the Sydney Opera House, the world Expo in Nagoya, an ancient Roman amphitheater in France, and a Greek amphitheater in Barcelona. The last four tracks of the album, Naqoyqatsi, Massman, New World and Old World are from the Naqoyqatsi score. These pieces are the most “classical” ones on this album, in terms of their sound and structure. Aiming for big orchestral sound, Maya’s arrangement takes on the violin and piccolo, the celeste and timpani parts, with her 17th century cello.
Maya Beiser x Philip Glass is Beiser’s fourteenth solo album and follows the success of her two most recent recordings on Islandia Music Records - David Bowie’s Blackstar with Evan Ziporyn and the Ambient Orchestra (2020) and delugEON, an elegiac album for the natural world (2019).
$25 General Admission
$35 Premium Admission
Tickets and information at hudsonhall.org/ (518) 822-1438
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