In many ways, the entire summer down here at the Library has been leading up to these two shows. A crescendo, if you will.
And yes, the strained musical analogy is severely intended, because Philip Glass, one of the most innovative and iconoclastic artists to ever grace the planet, is putting on two shows here – one of which is a benefit for the Henry Miller Memorial Library – as part of his larger Days and Nights Festival.
This is a big deal. Check it:
Poetry Night: Wednesday, August 31 at 7.30 PM
Join us under the stars for an intimate evening of poetry and music. Some of California’s leading poets will be accompanied by Philip Glass and the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas string quartet to host a beautiful union of spoken word, poetry, sound, and vision.
Performances by Jerry Quickley, Eleni Sikelianos, Maria Teutsch and Francesco Levato; accompanied by Philip Glass and the YOA.
This event is extra-special for Philip, as it evokes his younger years reading poetry with the likes of Mr. Ginsberg in their East Village haunts. Tickets here.
And then, a mere 24 hours later, there’s…
1931 film DRACULA w/ Philip Glass Ensemble, Thursday, September 1 at 8 PM
An evening of outdoor film and music. The 1931 classic film, Dracula, will be shown on the Library’s brand new outdoor film stage, with original musical score performed live by Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Enjoy a hauntingly beautiful night under Big Sur’s starry canopy; part of the proceeds will benefit the Henry Miller Memorial Library.
This event is brought to you by our dear friend Jesse Goodman, who has presented benefit concerts with Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo and now, coming back for a unique event, Philip Glass! Tickets here
(Also, this Dracula poster is for sale on our online Store – buy it here.)
This particular performance has been met with rave reviews all across the States, as well as in Sicily, Rome, Paris, etc. And now it’s coming to…Big Sur.
Both shows will sell out. Get your tickets now!