The Choral Arts Society engaged conductor Dante Anzolini, who has recorded the work (Philip Glass Symphony No.5) for Nonesuch, to conduct the local premiere. They should engage guest conductors more often.
…the chorus and orchestra have never sounded so incisive and taut. The playing was flexible and expressive, entrances were generally sharp and together, dynamic changes articulated with subtlety. The music flowed rather than lurched.