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The Society of Composers & Lyricists to Present Their Highest Honor on Prolific Composer Philip Glass

Philip Glass to Receive the SCL Lifetime Achievement Award on December 12th, 2017 in New York

Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times, & is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience.

    NEW YORK, NY, December 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Iconic film composer Philip Glass will receive The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) highest honor, The SCL Lifetime Achievement Award, Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at the SCL NY Chapter Holiday Dinner and concerto at the MIST HARLEM - 46 W 116TH St. Harlem, NY. Dinner at 7pm; Concerto at 8:30pm. The celebrated composer has received three Academy Award nominations for his scores for THE HOURS, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, and Martin Scorsese's KUNDAN. A prolific composer for film, television, operas and theater, Glass has created music for over 200 projects including more than 100 films. Philip Glass is currently receiving critical-acclaim and accolades for his original score to Brett Morgen's documentary JANE including winning the Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Outstanding Score." The special event will include of concerto of Glass' work and feature performances from JANE and The Hours.

Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and collaborations with well-known artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Paul Simon, Linda Rondstadt, Yo Yo Ma, and Doris Lessing. Glass is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film & popular music. Philip Glass has written music for experimental theater, has composed more than twenty operas, ten symphonies; two piano concertos and concertos for violin, piano, timpani and saxophone quarter and orchestra; and his soundtracks to films. At 80 years old, he continues to present lectures, workshops and solo keyboard performances around the world, and continues to appear regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Glass remains one of the most important American composers. His music is distinctive, haunting, and evocative.

Past honorees of the Society of Composers & Lyricists' Lifetime Achievement award include Quincy Jones and Bill Conti. Other notables includeLalo Schifrin, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Diane Warren, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Dave Grusin, The Sherman Brothers, Elliot Goldenthal, Mark Isham and Randy Newman.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for professional film, TV and video game composers and lyricists, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures and television. The predecessor organization, the Screen Composers Association, began in 1945 with composers including Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind), Bernard Herrmann(Psycho), Eric Wolfgang Korngold (The Adventures of Robin Hood), Dimitri Tiomkin (High Noon) and David Raksin (Laura). Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals /television/game music industry today. The SCL's mission is to educate, inform the film music community of music rights, and other issues affecting composers.

JANE was recently named the National Board of Review's Best Documentary of 2017. The premiere of JANE was held at the Hollywood Bowl and performed live to picture with a 73-piece Orchestra. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage filmed by Hugo van Lawick, a National Geographic filmmaker who would fall in love and eventually marry Goodall, JANE offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of the trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists. Morgen saw the documentary as an opera and commissioned Philip Glass to create the music.

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