Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House


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Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher 
Lisa Moore has been described in The New Yorker as “New York's queen of avant-garde piano.” At The Russell House, she will present highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album Mad Rush (Orange Mountain Music). The roots of the music lie in motion pictures, opera, Ghandi, and Buddhism. Mad Rush was written for the Dalai Lama’s 1981 entrance into St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City. Metamorphosis I was composed for The Thin Blue Line, the 1988 Errol Morris documentary about Randall Dale Adams, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to death. Metamorphosis II was featured in The Hours, a film based on Virginia Woolf. Satyagraha (Sanskrit for truth force) is an arrangement of the opera’s final scene dealing with Gandhi's South African years and non-violent protest.