One of the late 20th century's most influential composers, Glass has collaborated with everyone from The Talking Heads to Leonard Cohen. His work has ushered contemporary opera and symphony into experimental territories. He's even found pop-culture fame, thanks to a parody in a South Park holiday special. But when Philip Glass performs at the Bass Hall on Tuesday, October 29, he'll present his minimalist lean beneath Death himself, when his ensemble accompanies Bela Lugosi in Dracula.
We've had dozens of original scores set to old films floating through our performance halls and theaters lately, but this one is special. It's a rare visit by the Philip Glass Ensemble (in which Glass plays keys) and a chance to hear them alongside Tod Browning's 1931 classic fang-sinker.
There's only one 7:30 p.m. showing and tickets are still available. They're also reasonably priced, mostly ranging from $22 to $55, with a few $95 box seats up for grabs.