Big Sur / Carmel, California – the highly acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns to Big Sur for its seventh edition from September 30th – October 7th with 5 days of world-class performances.
The festival begins with a two part concert entitled Indigenous World. Part One inhabits the musical and spiritual tradition of the Wixarika indigenous people from Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán – a relationship that Philip Glass has cultivated for over two decades; during a 3 hour break festival goers are encouraged to explore Big Sur and return to Philip & Friends, the second part of the Indigenous World concert featuring the music of Tibet as performed by Lavinia Meijer and Tenzin Choegyal. On Tuesday, October 2nd, Festival goers will be guided by Victor Sanchez through an interactive show called Second Attention accompanied with a performance by Philip Glass. On Wednesday, experimental film maker, Enid Baxter Ryce, will show her work-in-progress: War & Weather, a hand-painted, animated film that features the music of Philip Glass and explores the relationship humans have with the environment. To finish the festival, Philip Glass, in co-production with San Francisco-based Opera Parallèle, will perform Franz Kafka’s short story In the Penal Colony and the audience will be wowed at An Evening of Glass Music with 3 Pianos featuring Philip Glass, Dennis Russell Davies and piano virtuoso Maki Namekawa at Carmel’s intimate 300 seat Golden Bough Theatre. Extended information on ticketed events can be found below – tickets are on sale at philipglasscenter.org on beginning on Wednesday, August 8th.