May 17, 2012
The Henry Miller Library benefit concert of Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom and Tim Fain, originally planned for June 25 at Golden State Theatre, as reported by the Weekly, has been moved to San Francisco's Warfield Theatre. The date remains the same.
The library's executive director, Magnus Toren, said the Golden State Theatre has had issues getting the theater fully operational since the March 17 fire that knocked out the electricity for the restored building and surrounding businesses.
The library made the announcement of the venue change on May 15, and Toren says that pre-sale tickets for the show at Warfield have been selling well. He also says he was concerned that such a show in Monterey may not have sold to capacity.
"People in Monterey may not know who Joanna Newsom is," he postulated. "And Philip Glass is known, but after his festival last summer, maybe it would have been too soon."
The Warfield, he says, is a bigger venue—nearly 2,000 seats—but still intimate, with a professional tech staff, and San Franciscans are primed for a show featuring the two stars of contemporary classical and art music.
Donations for the library's fundraiser to raise money for the estimated $140,000 infrastructure upgrades, specifically for the restrooms, are accepted via the Henry Miller Library website at www.henrymiller.org. "It will ensure the long-term survival of the LIbrary," says the website. Tickets for the Warfield performance run $62.50 to $140 and can be purchased at www.thewarfieldtheatre.com.