Philip Glass: Days and Nights Festival

November 13 - November 17, 2019

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Tickets are now on sale to the general public.
Memberships and Subscriptions are no longer applicable to the Festival shows.

Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival features performances and workshops that incorporate music, theatre, dance, poetry, and film to examine science and our environment.
Festival offerings in New York City include: a tribute to playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis; new theatre piece Club Diamond; and spoken word performances by Jerry Quickley and Arturo Bejar, with Philip Glass at the piano. The Festival closes with a special concert, featuring Glass on piano and Tim Fain on violin.


Purchase a 3-Show Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival Package for $90
and see any THREE shows in the Days and Nights Festival for only $30 each (reg. price $40)

'Mud' & 'Drowning' -- A Tribute to María Irene Fornés

Wednesday, November 13th @ 8PM
$40 Adult Tickets & $35 Student/Senior Tickets

Philip Glass transforms Drowning by acclaimed playwright María Irene Fornés into a New York Premiere pocket opera. With a breathtaking original score and live music in an intimate setting, the performance is helmed by NYC’s prestigious director JoAnne Akalaitis. A staged reading of María Irene Fornés play Mud rounds out the work.

Whistleblower & Is Infinity Odd or Even

Thursday, November 14th @ 8PM
$40 Adult Tickets & $35 Student/Senior Tickets

Employing an original text set against a score performed live, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and Philip Glass share their personal and visceral musings, reflections and emotions as they struggle to understand this moment in history with their piece, Whistleblower. The evening will be paired with a work entitled Is Infinity Odd or Even? with text by Arturo Bejar and music written and performed by Philip Glass.

Club Diamond & Tenzin Choegyal

Friday, November 15th @ 8PM
$40 Adult Tickets & $35 Student/Senior Tickets

Created by award-winning theatre makers Saori Tsukada and Nikki Appino, Club Diamond is an “innovative” work about the immigrant experience, Featuring a silent film and “lush music” by Tim Fain. The evening is followed by music by Philip Glass & Tibetan singer/songwriter Tenzin Choegyal, and includes violin, piano, double bass, voice, and Tibetan instruments.


Saturday, November 16th @ 8PM & Sunday, November 17th @ 2PM
$40 Adult Tickets & $35 Student/Senior Tickets

The Festival closes with a two night special concert, featuring Philip Glass on piano and Tim Fain on violin. Tim Fain was the featured soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in a concert version of Einstein on the Beach and continues to tour the US and Europe in a duo-recital program with Philip Glass.