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Philip Glass and Steve Reich to perform together for first time in 30 years

14 May 2014, 12:52 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​Renowned minimalist composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich are set to perform together live in New York as part of a Nonesuch Records festival series.

It will be the musicians’ first joint performance for 30 years, since an alleged disagreement between the pair in the 1970s. Steve Reich and Musicians and the Philip Glass Ensemble will play a series of compositions over the course of three nights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music between 9-11 September.

The pair performed a similar event at London’s Southbank in 2013, but on separate nights.

You can see the full schedule of events below, via FACT:

9–11 – The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
9 – Brad Mehldau
10 – Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile
11 – Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
12-13 – Alarm Will Sound
12-13 – Youssou N’Dour
18 – Rhiannon Giddens
19 – Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, and Iron and Wine
20 – Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Olivia Chaney
23–27 – Landfall, Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet
24 – Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté
25-26 – Caetano Veloso
27-28 – Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

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