Symphony No. 6 (Glass)

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Symphony No. 6, also known as the Plutonian Ode Symphony, is a symphony composed by Philip Glass. It is based on the poem Plutonian Ode by Allen Ginsberg; parts of which are sung by the soprano soloist in the work. The symphony was commissioned by Carnegie Hall in honor of Glass' 65th birthday and as a vehicle for the talents of soprano Lauren Flanigan. The symphony premiered on February 2, 2002 at Carnegie Hall with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the American Composers Orchestra.[1] The symphony is in three movements, based on the three parts of the poem itself.


  1. ^ Allan Kozinn (February 6, 2002). "MUSIC REVIEW; Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday". The New York Times.