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 and Tenzin Choegyal
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.

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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

7:00p
Movie Night – “War & Weather”
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

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 of Glass Music with 3 Piano’s
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 3 grand pianos on stage the audience will be treated to a Philip Glass solo performance plus – Four Movements for Two Pianos performed by Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa, The Suite from Les Enfants Terribles performed by Philip Glass, Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa.
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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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