Symphony No. 5: Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya

October 4, 2000, October 6 – 7, 2000

Alternate Title Symphony No. 5
Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Conceived as a millennium celebration, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5: Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya received its US premiere in the 2000 Next Wave Festival in a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Glass stated that he conceptualized “the moment of the millennium as a bridge between the past (represented by the ‘Requiem’ and embodying the first nine movements up to the moment of Death) the present (the ‘Bardo’ representing the "in between") and culminating in ‘Nirmanakaya’ (rebirth as manifestation of enlightened activity).”
Identifier 2000f.00702