Pianist performs a retrospective on Philip Glass

Mar. 20, 2012 By Jessica Airey

LA MIRADA, CALIF. — On Wednesday, March 21, accomplished musician Paul Barnes will perform a series of piano pieces created by the extraordinary American composer Philip Glass in the Crowell Concert Hall at Biola University. Barnes has received praise from the New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and has also been noted by the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic.”

The performance is in honor of Glass’ 75th birthday celebrated earlier this year. Glass is considered an artistic maverick and one of the greatest composers of his time.  Barnes is known for his electrifying and intensely expressive piano playing and listeners will enjoy this blending of two instrumental talents.

Following the concert, Barnes will give a brief lecture on the relationship Glass has to the sacred space theme for Biola University’s “Year of the Arts.” The event is free to the public and will begin at 8:15 p.m.

For a press pass or more information, please contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, at 562.777.4061.


Biola University, named one of 17 “up and coming” national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, is a private Christian university located in Southern California. For more than 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its mission of biblically centered education, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. With a current record-high enrollment of 6,250 students, the university’s six schools offer 145 academic programs, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.


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