Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3:00 pm
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
For this 50th anniversary tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble, the legendary composer returns to his score for the film Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance. The 1982 film is a visual poem that explores the disconnections between the natural world and our human-built environment. Screened with a live performance of the score by the Philip Glass Ensemble, the film is as relevant today as ever. It explores, in Glass's words, "the collision of two different worlds -- urban life and technology versus the environment." It reflects Glass's lifelong interest in environmental issues, and the danger of losing our connection to the natural world.
$65, $48, $33; FAC Club Seating: $100; Five College Students and Youth 17 & Under: $15, $12, $10
Special Event: Philip Glass in ConversationSaturday, September 21, 7 p.m. Bowker Auditorium, free
Join Philip Glass in conversation with local researchers for a discussion about ecology, the environment, and how we can respond to the pressing threats to the natural world in our society today. Tickets are free and available to the public, but limited to two per person. Reservations open May 31 with single ticket sales.
Presented with the support from the UMass Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.