Source: All About Jazz.
On their own, National Sawdust and World Music Institute are two smartly run non-profit cultural organizations that produce wonderful programming for smart, loyal audiences. Together, the two can be dynamic co-conspirators in the effort to stage the kind of riveting, genre-bending artistic expression that can transcend borders and begin to salve the collective wounds inflicted by our sorry times. Such was the case in December when National Sawdust and World Music Institute joined forces to co-present a wonderful Steve Reich birth-year celebration. And such was the case again March 12 with “Glass @ 80,” a deeply moving evening of talk and music to honor Philip Glass’ eighty productive years on the planet.