Philip Glass: Book of Longing (Canadian Premiere)

March 26, 2022

Composed by Philip Glass and based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing is a song cycle composed for ensemble, singers, spoken word and imagery. The culmination of years of mutual admiration between two of the most celebrated musical artists of their generation, the piece features new music by Philip Glass that is inspired by Cohen’s collection of poems and his artwork of the same name. 

Erato’s performance is the first to be granted outside of the Philip Glass Ensemble. This concert will mark the Canadian Premiere of this important work. Enjoy it in the beauty of the newly refurbished St. Andrew’s-Wesley Sanctuary.