Performance Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 8 PM

Pacific Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass’s famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there’s the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra with the Orange County–based Pacific Symphony, led by its music director of 28 seasons, Carl St.Clair.


  • Pacific Symphony
    Carl St.Clair, Music Director and Conductor
  • Anoushka Shankar, Sitar
  • Elissa Johnston, Soprano (Sarada Devi)
  • Christòpheren Nomura, Baritone ("M")
  • Donovan Singletary, Bass-Baritone (Dr. Sarkar)
  • I-Chin Feinblatt, Mezzo-Soprano (First Devotee)
  • Nicholas Preston, Tenor (Second Devotee)
  • Pacific Chorale
    Robert Istad, Artistic Director


  • GLASS "Meetings Along the Edge" from Passages (based on a theme by Ravi Shankar)
  • R. SHANKAR Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra
  • GLASS The Passion of Ramakrishna (NY Premiere)


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

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