Big Sur’s Henry Miller Memorial Library heads east to mark the nine years its writerly namesake lived at 992 Driggs in Williamsburg—“The ideal street for a boy, a lover, a maniac, a drunkard”—with a counterintuitively terrific double bill of Philip Glass and Van Dyke Parks (and “friends”). Parks, who claims to have peaked in the ’50s despite producing a brilliant 1968 solo debut, Song Cycle, as well as writing lyrics for Brian Wilson’s Smile, is as ornate a composer as Glass is transparent. They both play piano—the New Yorker deploying signature arpeggios ad infinitum, the Angeleno a sort of combined Rodgers and Hart with merry melodies and wordplay to match. Expect to hear stuff from Song Cycled, Parks’s first album of new material in two decades.
Sun., May 19, 8 p.m., 2013
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