2400 E. Campus Dr.
Austin, Texas 78705

Philip Glass
Book of Longing
Based on the Poetry and Images of Leonard Cohen

Commissioned by the UT Performing Arts Center, Book of Longing is the long-awaited concert work by renowned composer Philip Glass, and based on the legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen’s published collection of the same name. Glass sets Cohen’s words to a new score performed by an ensemble of singers and musicians, with Philip playing keyboard. Cohen’s recorded voice, paintings and drawings are prominently incorporated into this once-in-a-lifetime multimedia event!

“ Book of Longing, a song cycle with four strong singers, a terrific band, and an inspired multimedia aspect…is light-filled, tightly crafted, charming…with real songs that are simple, luscious and invigorating.”
– Contra Costa Times (Bay Area, CA)

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Added by UT Performing Arts Center on October 13, 2008