- This event has passed.
Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson: Words and Music in Two Parts
February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10 – $60
Unique to Carolina Performing Arts, this program blends a rare musical collaboration between two giants of the avant-garde of the past 50 years—Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson—with one of Glass’s most important song cycles, Monsters of Grace. Longtime friends, Glass and Anderson will share musical moments and poetry readings followed by a selection of Glass songs featuring lyrics by 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, performed by The Philip Glass Ensemble and a cast of longtime Glass vocalists including Tara Hugo, Marie Mascari, Gregory Purnhagen and Peter Stewart.
Part of Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey and Glass at 80. Glass at 80 features the extraordinary impact Philip Glass has had upon the musical and intellectual life of his time. Glass’s associations, personal and professional, with leading rock, pop and world music artists date back to the 1960s. February 1 – 10, 2017, in celebration of Glass’s 80th birthday, we will host and honor this iconic American artist through an international festival of performances across the spectrum of his prolific creative output and diverse artistic collaborations.