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Glass: Orion / Philip Glass Ensemble


Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 21   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Foday Musa SusoRavi ShankarGaurav MazumdarAshley MacIsaac,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass EnsembleUAKTI
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composer Philip Glass joins his own performance ensemble and featured guests elefthria Arvanitaki, Mark Atkins, Ashely MacIsaac, Wu Man, Gaurev Mazudar, Foday Musa Suso, UAKTI and conductor Michael Riesman, in this recording of the premiere of 'Orion'. 'Orion' is a work originally created for the 2004 Olympiad in Athens by Glass in collaboration with Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, wu Man, Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, and UAKTI. This dynamic piece, international in scope, reminds us of how all the earth's various cultures share an awe and appreciation of the starry night time skies. Composer Philip Glass joins his own performance ensemble and featured guests elefthria Arvanitaki, Mark Atkins, Ashely MacIsaac, Wu Man, Gaurev Mazudar, Foday Musa Suso, UAKTI and conductor Michael Riesman, in this recording of the premiere of 'Orion'. 'Orion' is a work originally created for the 2004 Olympiad in Athens by Glass in collaboration with Mark Atkins, Ashley MacIsaac, wu Man, Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, and UAKTI. This dynamic piece, international in scope, reminds us of how all the earth's various cultures share an awe and appreciation of the starry night time skies. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Orion by Philip Glass
Performer:  Foday Musa Suso (Kora), Ravi Shankar (Sitar), Gaurav Mazumdar (Sitar),
Ashley MacIsaac (Violin), Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Voice), Mark Atkins (Didjeridu),
Wu Man (Pipa)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble,  UAKTI
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/03/2004 
Venue:  Live  Herodes Atticus Arena, Athens, Greece 
Length: 90 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: Composition written: 2001 - 2004. 

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