New Generations is the twelvth CD release for pianist Paul Barnes.

A champion of new music, Barnes celebrates twenty years of collaboration with Philip Glass.
The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape
that is twenty-first century piano music.

"Pianists of Barnes's great technique and musicality are a boon to new music"
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"Barnes is a reflective and musical pianist whopays attention to every note in Glass's music and makes it speak."
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"His rhythmic playing and technical agility shine throughout"
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016

"This disc provides further proof of Barnes's ability to communicate new music with flair and passion, lavishing as much care and attention on the music of the 'new generation' as he does on the minimalist master."
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016

Upcoming Performances 2017-2018

Date Description Venue/Location
2017-2018
Sept 9 Philip Glass Retrospective Recital with Phyllis Lehrer,
featuring selections from Barnes' four recordings of Glass's music on Glass's label Orange Mountain Music. The recital concludes with Four Movements for Two Pianos with Westminster piano faculty member Phyllis Lehrer.   more...
8:00 p.m. Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College of Rider University,
Princeton, NJ
Oct 12 Lecture recital - Channeling Debussy, Beethoven, and Mozart: Exploring the New Etudes of Philip Glass   more.... 2:30 p.m. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Emerson Recital Hall, Nebraska Music Teachers State Conference,
Lincoln NE,
Oct 22 Lisztomania!
Nebraska Chapter of the American Liszt Society Birthday Celebration featuring Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B Minor. Birthday reception to follow.   more....
7:30 p.m. UNL, Kimball Recital Hall,
Lincoln, NE
Nov 28 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. Dedicated to the memory of Prof. Edward Francis   more... 7:30 p.m. California State University at Northridge, Cypress Hall
Nov 29 Philip Glass Piano Concerto No.2 with CSUN Orchestra conducted by John Roscigno   more... 7:30 p.m. Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA
Feb 6 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant Cairn University,
Philadelphia PA
March 5 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
March 18 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC
April 17 World premiere of Philip Glass's Piano Quintet No.1 "Annunciation" with the Chiara String Quartet.Philip Glass Piano Concerto No.2 conducted by Tyler White 7:30 p.m. Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE
April 22 East Coast premiere of Philip Glass Piano Quintet No.1 "Annunciation" with the Chiara String Quartet. Asylum Hill Congregational Church,
Hartford CT
April 29 Philip Glass Piano Concerto No.2 with UNL Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Gallant Kimball Recital Hall,
Lincoln NE
May 12 New York premiere of Philip Glass Piano Quintet No.1 "Annunciation"   more... 2:00 p.m. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium,
New York, NY
June 20-24 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. International Society for Orthodox Church Musicians National Conference,
Minneapolis, MN
July 14-26 Amalfi Coast Music Festival Maiori, Italy

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Program Notes

To celebrate twenty years of collaboration with composer Philip Glass, I created a program and recording that offers a unique juxtapostion of Glass's newly published etudes with a new generation of younger composers. This recording, produced by Glass's label Orange Mountain Music, features a selection of Glass's etudes with works by N. Lincoln Hanks, Lucas Floyd, Jason Bahr, Ivan Moody, Zack Stanton, and Jonah Gallagher. The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music.

Follow Paul Around the World

Amalfi Coast Music Festival

Study with distinguished faculty from around the world in spectacular and scenic Amalfi, Italy.

Vienna Piano Academy

Vienna International Piano Academy

Take in the rich musical culture and vibrant history of this beautiful Austrian city while studying with top performers from around the globe.

Piano Plus Festival

Piano Plus Festival

For college and grad-level students, be inspired by the beautiful waters, brilliant concerts and outstanding faculty in Corfu, Greece.

Omaha Conservatory
of Music Summer Institute

A week-long intensive music camp for all kids, beginners through college. Vibrantly creative, life-changing and FUN!

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