Philip Glass, Riyaaz Qawwali, and more gather to benefit Garrison Institute on Oct 24

On October 24, Philip Glass will be joined by a number of other notable musicians for “In the Spirit,” a concert of music from the world’s great traditions to benefit the Garrison Institute on its tenth anniversary. The show will take place at NYC’s Town Hall at 123 W 43rd Street, and will feature:

  • The New York City Premiere of Songs of Milarepa by Philip Glass (with Gregory Purnhagen, baritone and Nelson Padgett, piano)
  • Pomerium Vocal Ensemble — sacred music of the Renaissance
  • Riyaaz Qawwali Riyaaz Qawwali —  ecstatic Sufi vocal tradition from the Indian subcontinent
  • Foday Musa Suso Foday Musa Suso — master kora (harp-lute) player from Gambia, West Africa
  • Omar Faruk Tekbilek Omar Faruk Tekbilek — virtuoso ney (Turkish flute) player performing Sufi music of the Middle East with Murat Tekbilek on frame drum
  • Wu Man — performing traditional music and original music by Philip Glass on pipa (Chinese lute) with the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet
Visit or call Ticketmaster ( / 800-982-2787) for tickets, or see the concert’s website for more info. And for more on Garrison, see these stories from the Shambhala Sun archives: “Teach Our Children Well,” | “Please Help Me Learn Who I Am”

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