Performance Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 8 PM

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Music inspired by exotic locations and an unconventional concerto are featured in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s debut Carnegie Hall concert. Philip Glass’s Days and Nights in Rocinha is an evocative tribute to the largest favela in Brazil, while La noche de los Mayas—a suite drawn from a score Revueltas composed to a film that is now lost—is inspired by Mayan culture, culminating in a blaze of pulsing rhythms and wild percussion. There are more fireworks in Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, a thrilling showcase requiring Olympian virtuosity from the two soloists who play nine timpani between them.


  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director and Conductor
  • Jim Atwood, Timpani
  • Paul Yancich, Timpani


  • REVUELTAS La noche de los Mayas
  • PHILIP GLASS Days and Nights in Rocinha
  • PHILIP GLASS Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra


Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Nadia Sirota, host of Q2's Meet the Composer podcast.


Philip Glass is the holder of the 2017—2018 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.
This performance is part of Concertos Plus.

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