Philip Glass has composed over a dozen operas and eight symphonies, one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. He's known for being minimalist, but has distanced himself from that genre-fication as of late: He describes himself as a writer of music with repetitive structures. If you've seen the film Koyaanisqatisi, you've heard one of Glass' distinctive signature works, be it one utilizing early '80s synthesizer sounds. See him play live at WestConn's Ives Concert Hall this Thursday, just across town from where the Dalai Lama is speaking earlier in the day. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Tibetan Home of Hope. Go WestConn!
Ives Concert Hall, Western Connecticut State University, White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury. Thu., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. (203) 837-TIXX, wcsu.edu/tickets.
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