Philip Glass's Symphony No.11 premiered at Carnegie Hall on January 31st 2017 on the occasion
of Glass's 80th birthday performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz under the direction of Dennis
Russell Davies. In composing the piece, Glass was reflecting on his relationship to the orchestra, and
writing something that would be a celebratory capstone to Dennis Russell Davies's tenure there as
music director from 2002-2017.