12/16/2016

Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson & More To Celebrate Philip Glass's 80th Birthday


Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet & Lavinia Meijer
 
With Artistic Director Philip Glass
 
Set to Perform at
Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass's 80thBirthday
 
March 16, 2017 at Carnegie Hall in New York City
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!


(Photo Credits: Philip Glass - Kenneth Chou, Courtesy of The Glenn Gould Foundation; Laurie Anderson - Courtesy of Canal Street Communications; Iggy Pop - Masayoshi Sukita; Patti Smith - Férial Hart; Jesse Paris Smith - Shervin Lainez; Tenzin Choegyal - Sonam Zoksang; New Order - Nick Wilson; Scorchio Quartet - Courtesy of Scorchio Quartet; Lavinia Meijer - Robin de Puy)
 

One of the longest-running and most renowned live cultural events in NYC will return when theTibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass's 80th Birthdaylights up Carnegie Hall on March 16, 2017. The evening, which will also honor 30 years of Tibet House, is sure to be another jam-packed show full of amazing music and one-night-only collaborations in what has been a series of unforgettable concerts spanning three decades. Joining esteemed composer and artistic director Glass, who once again curated this year's line-up, is Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer and more. Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Arden Wohl are Honorary Chairpersons.
 
Tickets for the concert are on sale now ($35-$200) - visit www.carnegiehall.org to purchase, call Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Also available now are special gala packages starting at $500 that include prime concert tickets and an elegant dinner reception with the performers and a who's who of New York City society. To purchase these packages, visit www.tibethouse.us or call Tibet House US at 212.807.0563.  
 
Proceeds support the work of Tibet House US, a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to ensure the survival of the unique Tibetan civilization.
 
Throughout its rich history, the one-of-a-kind Tibet House US Benefit Concert has assembled some of the most legendary and exciting names in music, dazzling concertgoers with its mesmerizing musical collaborations and stunning solo performances. Dozens of world-class artists have participated in past concerts, including David Bowie, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs, The Roots, Jim James, The Flaming Lips and many, many more.  The concert has garnered praise from the likes of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, Billboard, Vogue and many more.
 
Praise for the Tibet House US Benefit Concert
"...the audience was eager to dance, clap, whoop and sing along, and soon there was a rush of fans down the aisles.  - New York Times
 
"...an evening of unexpected collaborations..." - Wall Street Journal
 
 "...extraordinary...Carnegie Hall felt like church..." - Entertainment Weekly
 
"...it's a kaleidoscope of tender hearts and raw sound..." - Consequence of Sound
 
"...a refuge, both from life's distractions and from musical expectations." - The Guardian

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