Philip Glass launches summer arts festival

Posted on: March 2, 2011

Friday (2/25) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, Mike Boehm reports, “Composer Philip Glass will launch an eclectic annual arts festival in August, with music, dance, theater, poetry and film offerings at Hidden Valley, an arts training center near Carmel. The first Days and Nights Festival runs Aug. 19 to Sept. 4 at the 300-seat Hidden Valley Theatre in Carmel Valley, except for a poetry evening and a concert at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. … Among the offerings will be retrospective concert programs from the Philip Glass Ensemble, including playing Glass’ score for the 1931 horror classic ‘Dracula’ during a screening of the film; performances by Molissa Fenley and Dancers … a music-theater duet from composer John Moran and dancer-gymnast Saori Tsukada; an evening of poetry curated by Glass and Magnus Toren, director of the Henry Miller Library; and film screenings of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Kundun,’ which Glass scored, and ‘Tabloid,’ a new documentary by Errol Morris …. A string quartet from YOA Orchestra of the Americas, a young professionals’ group for whom Placido Domingo serves as artistic advisor and Gustavo Dudamel as sometimes-conductor, will serve as a house band, at times joining forces with the Days and Nights String Quartet.”

Posted March 2, 2011