Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall This Week
Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall: Thursday Night

Tune-In Music Festival Starts Tonight at the Park Ave Armory




As if the Berlin Phil at Carnegie and the Ecstatic Music Fest at the Kaufman Center weren't enough, this week also brings the 2nd annual Tune-In Music Festival to the Park Avenue Armory. This year's festival is dedicated to Philip Glass, who turned 75 on Jan 31, and will feature performances of "Music in Twelve Parts," a duet with Patti Smith, and a day-long session on Sunday that begins with Nico, Vijay Iyer and Tania Leon and ends with Glass' "Another Look at Harmony - Part IV" for organ and 160 voices.

Tonight, things kick off with the world premiere of Bill Frisell's "Kaddish," based on the Allen Ginsberg poem and featuring visuals by Ralph Steadman. The connection to Glass is a bit tenuous, but Glass was a friend and frequent collaborator of Ginsberg's, and Glass performed at Ginsberg's memorial at St. John the Divine in 1997. (I was there.)