Cygnus Ensemble Presents
Samuel Beckett
David Glaser composer
September 14, 15, and 23 (3pm matinee) ---Responding to Catastrophe
David Glaser photo

“Subtly potent” is the way the American Academy of Arts and Letters described David Glaser’s work when it awarded him an Arts and Letters Award in Music. He has been commissioned by a broad range of ensembles and solo performers including the New York New Music Ensemble, Sequitur, the Cygnus Ensemble, the NewMusic@ECU festival for Christopher Grymes, Parthenia – a Consort of Viols, No Exit, Caroline Stinson, the Peconic Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Glaux, the new music ensemble of Temple University and sopranos Susan Narucki, Judith Kellock and Linda Larson.

The recipient of awards and commissions from the Fromm Foundation the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Alice M. Ditson Fund, the American Music Center, he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Wellesley Composers Conference, and composer-in-residence at the NewMusic@ECU Festival at East Carolina University.  

He is a graduate of Columbia University where his teachers included Mario Davidovsky, Martin Boykan, Jack Beeson and George Edwards, and teaches music at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.

A CD of his music entitled Kinesis is available on the Albany Records label.