Composer Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of the 20th and 21st centuries through his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble, and wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to David Bowie.

In conversation with WGBH’s Jared Bowen, hear about Glass’s 40 years of composing operas, including Einstein on the Beach, Galileo Galilei, Appomattox, The Perfect American, and In the Penal Colony. (The latter is presented in a new production by Boston Lyric Opera, November 11 to 15.)

This event is part of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures.

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Above:  Image courtesy of Stewart Cohen.