Philip Glass’ Days And Nights Festival 2019 Mainstage Line-Up includes Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, Renowned  Film Composer Danny Elfman and a Tribute to María Irene Fornés – Tickets on sale September 3rd!

PHILIP GLASS’
DAYS AND NIGHTS FESTIVAL

RETURNS FOR ITS
NINTH YEAR

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Philip is thrilled to announce his line-up for the Mainstage Performances in
Big Sur And Carmel.

More Second Stage and Community Event Announcements Coming Soon!

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd – 
Click Here

2019 Festival Mainstage Overview:

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A THOUSAND THOUGHTS: A LIVE DOCUMENTARY WITH THE KRONOS QUARTET:  CONCERT / FILM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 7:30p

Henry Miller Library | Big Sur, California
Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet teams up with Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that integrates live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man and Terry Riley.

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THIRD COAST PERCUSSION PERFORMS ELFMAN & GLASS: WORLD PREMIERE*

THURSDAY, OCT 10th @ 7:30 P.M.

Henry Miller Library  |  Big Sur, California
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. Third Coast Percussion Ensemble will perform a virtuosic and elegant original work by renowned  film composer Danny Elfman, commissioned specifically for our Central Coast Days & Nights Festival. To complete the evening, Third Coast will perform Philip Glass’s 2018 classical yet delightfully whimsical percussion piece Perpetulum. Pre-Show Q&A led by Danny Elfman & Philip Glass!

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SUSO / GLASS QUARTET &
AARON DIEHL TRIO

SAT, OCT 12th @ 7:30 PM

Golden Bough Playhouse  |  Carmel, California
In this once-in-a-lifetime live concert, master Kora player Foday Suso and his quartet team up with Philip Glass on the piano to perform compositions by Suso and Glass. The Aaron Diehl Trio will perform Glass’s Etudes along with other sensational jazz pieces. With Foday Suso on the national instrument of Gambia (the Kora) collaborating with Philip Glass on piano,  and the Aaron Diehl Trio expanding the language of jazz, the night will be ethereal and magnificent.

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A TRIBUTE TO MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS

Mud 

(a reading)
&
The Drowning
 (a World Premiere Opera) 

FRI, OCT 11th @ 7:30 P.M.
SAT, OCT 12th @ 2:30 P.M.
SUN, OCT 13th @ 2:30 P.M.

Circle Theatre  |  Carmel, California:
María Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 – October 30, 2018) was a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director whose unique and personal  productions examine humanity and its relationship with economic conditions. She was a leading figure in the Off-Off-Broadway and Avant Garde movement from the 1960’s and a renowned voice in the canon of Hispanic-American literature. During the Days & Nights Festival her life and work will be celebrated  in Carmel. Featuring a World Premiere,  Philip Glass transforms acclaimed playwright Maria Irene Fornés play The Drowning into a pocket opera! With breathtaking original score and live music in an  intimate setting these performances are helmed by NYC’s prestigious team of Director JoAnne Akalaitis and Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton. A staged reading of Maria Irene Fornés play Mud, performed by some of the countries best actors, rounds out the work. Also to be screened is the 2018 film The Rest I Make Up, a collaboration between Fornés and filmmaker Michelle Memran exploring Fornés ‘remembered past’ as she begins a descent into dementia. A wonder and a delight in the exploration of the unquenchable creative spirit.

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IRENE FORNÉS DOCUMENTARY  FILM:

THE REST I MAKE UP

WED, OCT 9th @ 7:30 P.M
(Free Event)

Golden Bough Playhouse  |  Carmel, California ; Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes created astonishing worlds onstage. When she stops writing due to dementia, a friendship with a young writer reignites her visionary creative spirit, triggering a film collaboration that picks up where the pen left off.

TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 3rd –  Click Here!

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