Philip Glass's Akhnaten

Explore the music of a composer who has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual music of his times. Glass first gained national attention in 1982 with his hypnotic music to the film Koyaanisqatsi, but since then his compositions have ranged from five operas, twelve symphonies, three piano concertos, soundtracks to a number of films, and many more.

You will focus on the music of his opera Akhnaten, about the Egyptian pharaoh of the same name. The Metropolitan Opera will be broadcasting a live performance of Akhnaten on Saturday, November 23, at the Arbor Cinema on Great Hills Trail. We will attend this showing as an optional class event.


Curtis Davis

Curtis Davis is a musician who has taught at the Armstrong Community Music School and Texas Union Informal Classes. He has a Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin.

Course Materials

Please bring $7 for handouts.

interior of an opulent opera house

October 24, 2019 to November 21, 2019

Class Days: Thursday
Class Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $95
Program ID: IC20083

There will be approximately $25 for movie tickets (optional) for Nov 23.