Critic’s Choice

Wed Feb 01, 2017 at 11:10 am

By Lawrence A. Johnson

The Bruckner Orchester Linz gave the world premiere of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 11 last night at Carnegie Hall, part of a musical bash to mark the American composer’s 80th birthday.

The ensemble and music director Dennis Russell Davies sadly will not be bringing that hot-off-the-presses music to the Harris Theater when they visit Friday night. But they will bring Glass’s Ifé: Three Yoruba Songs with soloist Angélique Kidjo, inspired by ancient Nigerian creation myth. The eclectic program will be filled out with Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Symphonic Song and Morton Gould’s arrangement of music from Porgy and Bess.

Concert time is 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater.

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