2018 Festival

Event Schedule

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Weekend One – Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

2:00p
Indigenous World Part ONE – “Spirit Of The Earth”
Philip Glass and the Wixáricas Musicians of Mexico
The Spirit of the Earth
is a unique concert in which Philip Glass joins the spiritual musical tradition of the Wixarika indigenous people from Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, in Jalisco Mexico. This concert is at once the homage and celebration of the relationship that Philip Glass has cultivated for almost two decades with indigenous people from México as a part of his never-ending efforts to continue his spiritual development and to discover the ultimate origin of music itself.
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7:00p
Indigenous World Part TWO – “Philip & Friends”
Philip Glass , Lavinia Meijer, Tenzin Choegyal, Jaron Lanier, Will Calhoun & Alex Weston
Philip has gathered his best group of friends EVER! After a 3 hour break allowing the audience to explore Big Sur and we then explore the music of Tibet with Tenzin Choegyal, Philip and Tenzin are joined by festival favorite Lavinia Meijer on harp for her third festival appearance and Jaron Lanier on an amazing assortment of interesting instruments, Will Calhoun on percussion & Alex Weston on keyboards.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

7:00p
Victor Sanchez’s Second Attention (An Interactive Show)
Second Attention is an interactive show about human development, indigenous wisdom and the power of connecting with natures energy fields in order to experience an unusual modality of attention called “the second attention”. With renowned author and researcher Victor Sanchez as your guide the audience will have the opportunity to not just watch, but experience the transformational impact of attention-shifting. Special performance by Philip Glass.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

2:00p
Introduction to Tai Gong with Wolfe Glass
Wolfe Glass will be teaching 2 afternoon sessions of Tai Gong. Tai Gong is an exercise form that combines Tai Chi, Qigong plus Healing Sounds.
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art, practiced for both its graceful coordinated continuous movements and healing benefits. Qigong is a complimentary practice which also involves slow coordinated movements focusing on moving meditation and the opening of essential Qi channels.
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7:00p – NOW IN MONTEREY
Movie Night – “War & Weather”
NEW LOCATION !!! DUE TO THE RAIN (WHICH WE BADLY NEED) WE ARE NOW SHOWING MOVIE NIGHT AT:
Irvine Auditorium in Monterey.

A new work in progress by Enid Baxter Ryce
Featuring the music of Philip Glass, and developed at the Days and Nights Festival, War and the Weather is a hand-painted, animated documentary film about stories. Leading scientists discuss Atmospheric Rivers – the newly defined weather phenomenon. the hidden history of the 1861-1862 great flood is described with rarely seen images, describing the intersection of climate and colonization in the American West. The central theme of War and the Weather is our relationship to our environment. Come and discuss this work in progress with the director, scientists, historians and Philip.
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Weekend Two – The Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel, CA

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th

2:00p
Introduction to Tai Gong with Wolfe Glass
Wolfe Glass will be teaching 2 afternoon sessions of Tai Gong. Tai Gong is an exercise form that combines Tai Chi,Qigong plus Healing Sounds.
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art , practiced for both its graceful coordinated continuous movements and healing benefits . Qigong is a complimentary practise which also invoves slow coordinated movements focusing on moving meditation and the opening of essential Qi channels.
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7:00p
“In the Penal Colony” An Opera by: Philip Glass
A Co-Production with San Francisco based Opera Parallèle
Days and Nights Festival teams up the San Francisco’s Opera Parallele with a new production of Glass’ opera In the Penal Colony. Based on a story by Franz Kafka, the opera is set at the turn of the 20th century on a remote island, where a high-ranking visitor arrives to witness the use of a strange machine in the execution of a prisoner. The story and opera are a parable for the consequences of the abuse of power and corruption.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th

7:00p
An Evening with Two Pianists Two Pianos and A Composer

Featuring: Philip Glass, Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa
Join Philip and his long-time collaborator Dennis Russell Davies and piano virtuoso Maki Namekawa at Carmel’s intimate 300 seat Golden Bough theatre. With 2 grand pianos on stage, after the audience is welcomed yy Philip Glass. Our two guests take the stage for: – Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” / Glass: Suite from “Mishima” (US premier) / Harrison(Lou): Third Piano Sonata. / Glass: 4 Movements for 2 Pianos
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th

2:00p & 7:00p
“In the Penal Colony” An Opera by: Philip Glass
A Co-Production with San Francisco based Opera Parallèle
Days and Nights Festival teams up the San Francisco’s Opera Parallele with a new production of Glass’ opera In the Penal Colony. Based on a story by Franz Kafka, the opera is set at the turn of the 20th century on a remote island, where a high-ranking visitor arrives to witness the use of a strange machine in the execution of a prisoner. The story and opera are a parable for the consequences of the abuse of power and corruption.
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