GARRISON INSTITUTE 2003 − 2013 Building a compassionate, resilient future. Philip Glass
			Artistic Director: IN THE SPIRIT. A Benefit Concert for the Garrison Institute’s 10th Anniversary. Music from the World’s Great 
			Traditions. THURSDAY OCT 24, 2013 • 7:30PM. TOWN HALL 123 West 43rd St. NYC. Ticketmaster 800-982-2787 or visit
Featuring: Gregory Purnhagen, Nelson Padgett, Pomerium Vocal Ensemble, Riyaaz Qawwali, Foday Musa 
			Suso, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Wu Man, and the Scorchio Quartet

NYC premiere

In the Spirit will feature the New York City premiere of Songs of Milarepa composed by Philip Glass and set to poems by Milarepa (1052-1135), one of the most famous saints and poets of Tibet.

The premiere will be performed by
baritone Gregory Purnhagen, and
pianist Nelson Padgett.

Milarepa Gregory Purnhagan Nelson Padgett


Noted for its luminous sound, the 15-member vocal ensemble has been described as the "most venerable of New York's early music vocal ensembles" (Wall Street Journal), and "the standard by which early music vocal groups are measured" (The New York Times)

Foday Musa Suso

A renowned Gambian master of the kora, he is known for his hypnotic performances of traditional Mandingo music, as well as for his collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Philip Glass, Jack DeJohnette, and the Kronos Quartet.

Riyaaz Qawwali

The Qawwali-music ensemble performs ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal music made famous in the West by group's spiritual predecessor, the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Wu Man

A celebrated Chinese pipa virtuoso, she has been acclaimed for "her consummate musicality and brilliant technique" (The New York Times). She was named Musical America's 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, the first traditional musician ever to receive this prestigious award.

Scorchio Quartet

Performing with Wu Man, this cutting-edge electro-acoustic quartet have worked with artists including Philip Glass, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Ziggy Marley, Rufus Wainwright, and the Kronos Quartet.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Known for the spiritual passion of his music, this versatile instrumentalist will sing and play the ney (Turkish flute) in a rare performance of mystical Sufi music of the Middle East with accompaniment on frame drum.

For the past 10 years, the Garrison Institute has worked to build a compassionate and resilient future by integrating the wisdom that comes from deep reflection with scientific research to solve the pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

"Fifty years from now… I can’t believe the world will be livable without institutions like the Garrison Institute... important places to seed ideas, to develop new ways to view and understand the world…and as places that provide true leadership and inspiration."
Philip Glass