Performance Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 5 PM

The MET Chamber Ensemble

Zankel Hall
Music by great 20th-century iconoclasts is featured. The late Elliott Carter’s The American Sublime is given its world premiere performance under the baton of James Levine, for whom it was written. Stravinsky’s Octet for winds is infused with pungent wit, while Ives’s From the Steeples and the Mountains recreates the sound of church bells ringing and mountains shouting their response.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


  • The MET Chamber Ensemble
    James Levine, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Sharon Harms, Soprano
  • Laura Mercado-Wright, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Steven Brennfleck, Tenor
  • Evan Hughes, Bass-Baritone
  • Douglas Williams, Bass-Baritone


  • IVES From the Steeples and the Mountains
  • IVES Scherzo: Over the Pavements
  • CARTER The American Sublime (World Premiere)
  • CAGE Atlas Eclipticalis
  • CHARLES WUORINEN It Happens Like This


John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra | James Levine, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

This performance is part of Chamber Sessions III.

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