It’s been a long time coming – now in the year of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I’m excited that Maestro Ulysses James will conduct the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic in the first North American performances of “Shredding Glass“. Both performances will be on Sunday, December 12, 2021. 2:30 at the Annandale United Methodist Church, Annandale, VA and 7:30 at the historic George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, VA. Purchase tickets.
“Shredding Glass” began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. To me this piece represents the essence of an emotional remembrance of how a sense of time and timelessness unfolded while coping with the realization, heartbreak and impact of this catastrophic event. I believe the music is ultimately about transcendence.