Now Touring: Annunciation Piano Quintet

the 2nd Philip Glass commission for pianist Paul Barnes.

"meditative...striking...touchingly played by Barnes and the quintet, "Annunciation" is a romantic, late-period Glass masterwork." - Lincoln Journal Star review of world premiere performance, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 4/17/18

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"You have a world-class pianist there in Paul Barnes. He's a pure piano virtuoso." - Philip Glass

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New: Love & Death Lecture Recital

Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant.

A Recital by pianist and chanter Paul Barnes

Inspired by the untimely passing of many of his closest friends, pianist and chanter Dr. Paul Barnes explores the profound musical treatment of love and death in the music of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and ancient byzantine chant. Glass wrote his 1992 opera Orphee after the death of his wife from cancer. The opera explores the timeless themes of sacrificial love and death. Likewise, Franz Liszt's monumental Ballade No.2 has multiple interpretations including the Orpheus legend. Juxtaposed between Barnes' own transcriptions of Glass's Orphee and the Liszt will be selected Greek Orthodox chant poignantly exploring these same themes of sacrificial love, a journey to the underworld, and ultimate resurrection.

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Upcoming Performances

Date Description Venue/Location
2018
June 3 Chamber Music Institute Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m. Kimball Recital Hall
Lincoln, NE
June 21 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. International Society for Orthodox Church Musicians National Conference 6:30 p.m. St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN
July 4 Fourth of July Celebration Recital: Works by Gershwin, Glass & Liszt 8:00 p.m. Gardens of the Palazzo Mezzacapo, Maiori, Italy
July 22-28 Lied Piano Camp: Masterclass & New Generations Lecture Recital Learn more » Time TBA
August 24-25 Greek Festival: Church tours and chanting demonstrations Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Lincoln, NE
Sept 28 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 12:00 p.m. Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas TX
Oct 3 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 1:00 p.m., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Oct 12 American Liszt Society Festival: Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. Learn more » 3:30 Furman University, Greenville, SC
Oct 20 Totentanz with Black Hills Symphony 7:30 p.m. Rapid City Performing Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
Nov 4 Ohio Premiere: Philip Glass's Piano Quintet No. 2 'Annunciation' 4:00 p.m., Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio
Nov 18-24 American Music Festival: Philip Glass Piano Concerto No. 2 Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
2019
Jan 2-4 Recording Session with Brooklyn Rider: Philip Glass's Piano Quintet 'Annunciation' New York, NY
Jan 19 Glenn Korf School of Music Undergraduate Auditions UNL, Lincoln, NE
Jan 25 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. Jacksonville, FL
Feb 9 Glenn Korf School of Music Graduate Auditions UNL, Lincoln, NE
Feb 14 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 7:30 p.m., Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Feb 22 Glenn Korf School of Music Undergraduate Auditions UNL, Lincoln, NE
Mar 3 PREMIERE of Victoria Bond Commission, & Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 3:00 p.m., UNL, Lincoln, NE
Mar 10 PREMIERE of Victoria Bond Commission, & Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 3:00 p.m., Music Institute of Chicago
Mar 19 Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Victoria Bond, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. 7:30, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 19 Chicago premiere of Philip Glass's Piano Quintet 'Annunciation' with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m., Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Apr 21-28 Orthodox Holy Week
Apr 28 Poetry Society of America: Orpheé Lecture Recital 7:30 p.m., Broad Theatre, Santa Monica, CA
May 17 Barnes' Joint Studio Recital: Featuring the students of Paul and April Barnes 5:00 p.m., Westbrook Recital Hall, UNL, Lincoln, NE
Jun 8-24 Vienna International Piano Academy  Learn more » Vienna, Austria
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