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ORCHESTRA 2001 CELEBRATES JOHN CAGE'S 100th BIRTHDAY
WITH THREE AUDACIOUS PROGRAMS (Two remaining)
Focusing on two of the iconic American composer John Cage’s most colossal works, we present the area’s first complete live performances of his “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano,” and excerpts from the two volumes of the mind-bending magnum opus “Songbooks.”
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 8:30-9:30 pm
Barnes Museum, Western Terrace
(Pre concert discussion at 8:00 pm)
$30, $20 for Barnes Museum members
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 3:00 pm
Swarthmore College’s Lang Concert Hall
(Pre-concert discussion at 2:30 pm)
free and open to the public; donations welcome.
Philadelphia – The complete Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano will be shared by pianists Charles Abramovic and James Freeman (Sept. 15); Andrea Clearfield and James Freeman (Sept. 21); and Andrew Hauze, Mark Loria, and James Freeman (Sept. 23). To hear the complete work, it will be necessary to attend all three performances.
The Songbook excerpts will be shared by soprano-actress Ann Crumb (Sept. 15 and 23) and electronics wizard Peter Price with dancer Megan Bridge (Sept. 21). The varied programs will also include Imaginary Landscape No. 4, for 12 radios, 24 performers (Sept. 23); the beautiful early Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard (split between Sept. 15 and 23); Credo In Us for 2 percussionists, pianist, and radio-phonograph player (all three venues); Solo for Sliding Trombone (Sept. 15 and 21); Inlets for four conch players; and other works. Cage’s most famous work, 4'33” will not be heard at these concerts…
Barnes Museum tickets: $30, $20 for Barnes Museum members
Single tickets available at barnesfoundation.org or call 866.849.7056
Swarthmore concert is free and open to the public; donations welcome.
Orchestra 2001, 26 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3312
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