2011 Schedule

The Days and Nights Festival is pleased to offer performances by the Days and Nights Festival Players, John Moran and Saori Tsukada, select members of YOA: Orchestra of the Americas, Molissa Fenley and Dancers, the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Philip Glass.

The following events are currently scheduled for this year’s festival:

Fri, Aug 19 7:30pm Opening Celebration w/ the Days and Nights Festival Players and Philip Glass

Join Philip Glass as he toasts to the start of this brand-new festival! Enjoy an evening with the artists, featuring a performance by the Days and Nights Festival Players.

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$80
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Sat, Aug 20 


2:30pm  

Theatre: “John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori.” 

Critically-acclaimed and enigmatic composer and choreographer John Moran will present a matinee performance of “John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori.” Likened to Philip Glass for his ingenius use of repetitive structures, John Moran presents refreshingly new ideas to American theatre.

$45, $35
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Sat, Aug 20 


7:30pm 

Chamber Music w/ the Days and Nights Festival Players and Philip Glass

This evening of chamber music opens with Pendulum, which premiered last year at the ACLU’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. Described as “thrilling” and “new alchemy,” this new addition to the Glass repertoire will be followed by String Quartet No. 5.

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$45, $35
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Sun, Aug 21 


2:30pm 

Theatre: “John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori.” 

John and Saori return for a second performance of “John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori.” If you were unable to join us on Saturday, please join us on Sunday for a fun, memorable afternoon.

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Tue, Aug 23 7:30pm Theatre: “John + Saori (…in Thailand)” 

Described as “whimsical, rich, and enchanting” by the New York Times, John and Saori will present their latest work. Entitled “John + Saori (…in Thailand)”, the piece has been described as “emotionally riveting” with a “groundbreaking musical composition.” Don’t miss this fresh and imaginative show!

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Wed, Aug 24 8:30pm Drive-in Movie Night: Kundun 

The Festival recreates a classic drive-in movie theater nestled between the beautiful hills of Carmel Valley, complete with large outdoor screen and local food vendors. Enjoy delicious food and watch the critically-acclaimed film, Kundun, from the comfort of your car. Join Philip Glass and other festival artists for this truly unique event!

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Thu, Aug 25 8:30pm Drive-in Movie Night: Tabloid 

The Festival recreates the drive-in theater again for the new Errol Morris documentary, Tabloid. Creator of The Thin Blue Line and Standard Operating Procedure, Morris presents a thought-provoking perspective on the troubled history of Joyce McKinney. Don’t miss this marvelous film under the stars!

A trailer for the film can be found here: Apple.com

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Fri, Aug 26 7:30pm Chamber Music w/ Days and Nights Festival Players and Members of the YOA 

This evening of chamber music features the Days and Nights Festival Players and members of the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas. The evening’s program opens with a world premiere Glass composition.

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$45, $35
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Sat, Aug 27 2:30pm Chamber Music w/ Days and Nights Festival Players and Members of the YOA 

Members of the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas join the Festival Players again for a second performance. The afternoon’s chamber music features compositions by Glass, Bartók, and Mendelssohn.

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$45, $35
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Sat, Aug 27 7:30pm Dance w/ Molissa Fenley and Dancers and Philip Glass on piano

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Molissa Fenley will present a series of original dance pieces, including her newest work: The Vessel Stories. Dedicated to the artistic life and work of Brian Buczak, The Vessel Stories features original score by Philip Glass: String Quartet #4 (Buczak) performed by YOA. Other works on the program will be accompanied by Philip Glass, live on solo piano.
 

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Sun, Aug 28 2:30pm Dance w/ Molissa Fenley and Dancers and Philip Glass on piano

Molissa Fenley returns for a matinee performance of original dance. If you were unable to attend Saturday evening, please join us Sunday for a beautiful afternooon of dance and music.
 

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$45, $35
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Wed, Aug 31 8:30pm An Evening of Poetry @ Henry Miller Library 

Join us under the stars at Big Sur’s historic Henry Miller Library 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.

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Thu, Sept 1 8:30pm 1931 film Dracula w/ Philip Glass Ensemble @ Henry Miller Library 

The Festival visits the Henry Miller Library again for 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.

Listen to a preview of the original score here: YouTube.com

Please note that the Henry Miller Library has limited seating capacity. Early ticket purchases are strongly advised.

$80
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Fri, Sept 2 7:30pm 40 Year Retrospective 1 w/ Philip Glass Ensemble 

Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble will present a collection of work spanning Mr. Glass’s career. Including highlights from Glassworks and Einstein on the Beach.

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Sat, Sept 3 7:30pm 40 Year Retrospective 2 w/ Philip Glass Ensemble 

Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble will present a second night of their 40 year retrospective, with highlights from the Koyanisqqatsi and Truman Show score.

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Sun, Sept 4
2:30pm Philip Glass Piano Solo and Closing Event 

Join Philip Glass for the final performance of the Festival season. The afternoon solo performance will be followed by closing remarks and hors d’oeuvre.

$45
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