Composer Philip Glass will return as the event’s artistic director, and has curated a lineup that also boasts the National’s Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Jesse Paris Smith and Tibetan artist Tenzin Choegyal (Anderson, Smith and Choegyal recently collaborated on a project, Songs From the Bardo, based on the Tibetan “Book of the Dead”). Additional performers will be announced soon.
Tickets for the 2020 Tibet House Concert are on sale now via the Carnegie Hall website, and are priced between $35 and $200. Special gala packages are also available via the Tibet House site and start at $500.
Proceeds from the concert support the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama. The educational institution and cultural embassy works to “ensure the survival of the unique Tibetan civilization.”
Last year’s Tibet House Benefit Concert featured another eclectic lineup and an array of surprising sets, including Anderson leading the audience in an extended scream, Jason Isbell performing a 10-minute instrumental set and Stephen Colbert reading Allen Ginsberg’s “Birdbrain” with Glass providing piano accompaniment. The night also featured Patti Smith, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Debbie Harry and Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste.