Philip Glass is the ensemble music crowd's bad a**, as he’s collaborated with popular artists such as David Byrne and adapted works by Brian Eno and David Bowie. He's scored films as diverse as The Hours, The Truman Show and that Clive Barker classic, Candyman. His minimalist compositions have an epic quality that is both wholly original and vaguely familiar.

The Bang On a Can All-stars is a boundary-pushing chamber ensemble, with stylistic influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to Milton Babbit to Mr. Glass himself. Performing works by Julia Wolfe, Evan Ziporyn, and Glass himself, there will undoubtedly be some very interesting, very beautiful music made in downtown San Francisco this evening. Why not class it up a bit and impress your significant other with your taste in music that rocks, but remains refined? Tickets, which run anywhere from $18-$40, are available here.

SFist Alex, contributing