Steve Reich, Philip Glass Performing Together For the First Time in 30+ Years

Photo: Philip Glass

Nonesuch Records has announced the details for its 50th anniversary festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Set to happen September 9th through the 28th, Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels includes performances from a wide array of label alums, including Devendra Banhart, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Stephin Merrit, Laurie Anderson, and the one we’ve all been waiting for: a three-night presentation of Philip Glass and Steve Reich performing together for the first time in more than 30 years. Their retrospective program will feature their respective ensembles (including Nico Muhly and Timo Andres) and such familiar pieces as Music in Twelve Parts, Drumming, Music for 18 Musicians and segments of Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and the recently revived Einstein on the Beach.

“My impression is that time has passed, and they are over whatever it was,” a spokeswoman for BAM told The New York Times, referring to the private feud they had way back in the ’70s. “I mean, how long are you going to stay angry? And they each have a long history with both BAM and Nonesuch, and they wanted to do this.”

Tickets for the Masters of Minimalism showdown—and the rest of the fest, for that matter—go on sale Wednesday, May 28th. Here’s a complete rundown of what to expect every night…

Nonesuch Records at BAM:
9/9–11 The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
9/9 Brad Mehldau
9/10 Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile
9/11 Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
9/12-13 Alarm Will Sound
9/12-13 Youssou N’Dour
9/18 Rhiannon Giddens
9/19 Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, and Iron and Wine
9/20 Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Olivia Chaney
9/23–27 Landfall, Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet
9/24 Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté
9/25-26 Caetano Veloso
9/27-28 Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters