Here is a preview of the line-up for the 2017 edition of the Days and Nights Festival. At the end of last year’s festival we announced their dates for 2017 — September 29 through Oct 8 and they stand firm on that commitment.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Club Diamond & Molissa Finley Dance Company
This shared evening includes the West Coast premiere of a wonderful new theatre work by festival veterans Saori Tsukada and Nikki Appino (2011) with an original score, performed LIVE by festival favorite Tim Fain. This performance will be followed by a dance presentation by Molissa Finley (2011) and Company, sure to delight.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
The Philip Glass Ensemble performs KOYAANISATSI LIVE
A cult classic, which has become the PGE’s most requested and well attended performance the world over. Enjoy the newly restored HD version of the film and my ensemble, returning to Big Sur for the first time since 2011.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
New Voices and Philip Glass Ensemble Highlights
I’m bringing to Big Sur three amazing young talents to perform their own new compositions: Timo Andreas on Piano (2015), Claire Chase on Flute, and Pauchi Saskai on Violin, combined with my Ensemble performing many of our major works from the last 40 years.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
A public conversation with Philip Glass, Victor Sanchez and Sat Hon
A discussion on creativity and human development. Join me and two very important people in my life whom I wish to share with all of you: Victor Sanchez and Sat Hon.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Koyaanisqatsi Meets Atmospheric Rivers: War and the Weather
Join me and Lauren Muscatine, Managing Editor, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Larry Schick, Meteorologist, Water Management, Army Corps of Engineers, and Enid Baxter Ryce, director of War and the Weather, in discussion about depicting the impact of humans on the environment with a special emphasis on the new and urgent need to describe the science and impact of Atmospheric Rivers.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
MOVIE NIGHT: The General & Me AND A Land For War
Nothing better than some of the worlds best popcorn and two very powerful films, both about the same subject from opposite perspectives: The Vietnam War. The General & Me is a candid, personal portrait of one of the 20th century’s most important and little understood military figures: The North’s General Vo Nguyen Giap. And A Land For War: a film by the Peninsula’s own Enid Baxter Ryce, documenting the people, lands and the ruins of the historic Fort Ord. Join both filmmakers for what will undoubtedly be an interesting post show Q&A.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
WORLD PREMIER!!! “Is Infinity Odd or Even”
A new work with music by Philip Glass, text by Arturo Bejar, spoken and sung by Tara Hugo, music performed LIVE by Tim Fain (violin), Matt Haimovitz (cello), David Harding (viola) and Lavinia Meijer (harp). Paired with: The Spoken word of Jerry Quickley. This is the third installment and completes the work “Whistle Blower”.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
An Evening with Laurie Anderson
Laurie was so taken by her experience at last year’s festival she had to return for more! Laurie never disappoints and she is busy working on a spectacular evening of music and ideas.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
An Afternoon with Ira Glass
My cousin never rests! This is what the New York Times says: “a storyteller who filters his interviews and impressions through a distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence, and a sympathetic heart.” Come help us close out our 7th Festival and find out for yourself.