Head south to Carmel this month to catch one of the America's most revered living composers, Philip Glass, and his crew of artistes for the inaugural Days and Nights Festival. It's a heady mix of music, theater, film, dance, poetry–all led by ringmaster Glass as a way to explore the evolution of the arts across space and time.
Timeless classical music will be performed alongside Glass' more 21st Century, avant-garde pieces by Philip Glass Ensemble. Longtime Glass collaborators Molissa Fenley & Company will prance and dance, films including Martin Scorcese’s Kundun and Errol Morris’ Tabloid will be screened (drive-in movie style!). Hop back in the car, turn at the first sign of redwood trees and park at Big Sur's Henry Miller Memorial Library for Philip Glass Ensemble’s critically-acclaimed live orchestra performance of Todd Browning’s Dracula, which will spook you as night falls
An evening of poetry in Big Sur curated by Glass and Magnus Toren (the director of the Henry Miller Library) will see readings by Jerry Quickly, Eleni Sikelianos, Francesco Levato and Mario Teutsch.
That just scratches the surface. For a full serving of who's on tap for the Days & Nights Festival, click here. Tickets are on sale now, so if you're ready to put your heavy-thinking cap on, buy them here.