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stained glass concert posterOn Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm, Dr. Paul Barnes will be performing “Stained Glass: An Evening of Chamber Music of Philip Glass” in Chatlos Chapel. Cairn University will be proudly hosting the Philadelphia premiere of the quintet “Annunciation” featuring pianist Dr. Paul Barnes and members of the Philadelphia orchestra. Dr. Benjamin Harding, dean of the School of Music, will also perform this evening in “Four Movements For Two Pianos.” 

This evening will feature the works of Philip Glass, a composer who has impacted the world of music through his compositions for operas, symphonies, and ensembles. Glass, a graduate of the Julliard School, studied for years under brilliant musical artists, including Nadia Boulanger. After hard work and dedication to his craft, he has composed over 25 operas; 12 symphonies; and three piano concertos for violin, piano, timpani, and saxophone quartet and orchestra. “Annunciation” is Glass’ first work based on a Greek Orthodox chant.

Dr. Paul Barnes, pianist, shares Glass’ love for ancient chant and serves as head chanter at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Lincoln, NE. Dr. Barnes has collaborated with Philip Glass for over 20 years, and the performance of “Annunciation” is a celebration of their collaboration. He is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. 

This evening of the chamber music of Philip Glass will make for a relaxing evening. To purchase tickets, visit cairn.edu/tickets.

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