Carnegie Hall Presents

American Mavericks

Series Events

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 10 AM
Michael Clark
Whitney Museum of American Art

Performers

  • Michael Clark, Choreographer and Dancer
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 3 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Alarm Will Sound
Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement

Performers

  • Alarm Will Sound
    Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor

Program

  • CAGE 0'00"
  • CAGE Selections from Song Books
  • CAGE Selections from Indeterminacy
  • CAGE Variations IV
  • CAGE Winter Music
  • CAGE Aria
  • CAGE Selections from Concert for Piano and Orchestra
  • CAGE Selections from Atlas eclipticalis
  • CHARLIE WILMOTH TBD (World Premiere)
  • CONLON NANCARROW Player Piano Study No. 2A (arr. Gavin Chuck)
  • VARÈSE Poème électronique (arr. Evan Hause)
  • ELLIOTT SHARP Coriolis Effect
David Biedenbender's “Schism” 
Alarm Will Sound
Live at Mizzou
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 4 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Jennifer Koh, Violin and Reiko Uchida, Piano
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

Performers

  • Jennifer Koh, Violin
  • Reiko Uchida, Piano

Program

  • JENNIFER HIGDON String Poetic
    ··
    Jagged Climb
    ·· Nocturne
    ·· Blue Hills of Mist
    ·· Maze Mechanical
    ·· Climb Jagged
  • JOHN ADAMS Road Movies
    ··
    Relaxed Groove
    ·· Meditative
    ·· 40% Swing
  • -intermission-
  • MISSY MAZZOLI Dissolve, O my Heart
  • HARRISON Grand Duo
    ··
    Prelude
    ·· Stampede
    ·· A Round (Annabel and April's)
    ·· Air
    ·· Polka
"Road Movies: I. Relaxed Groove"
Jennifer Koh
Violin Recital: Koh, Jennifer - Higdon, J. / Harrison, L. / Adams, J. / Ruggles, C. (String Poetic)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Lou Harrison: A World of Music
Anthology Film Archives
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Whitney Museum of American Art
THREE FILMS BY NATHANIEL DORSKY
Whitney Museum of American Art
Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives
Friday, March 23, 2012 | 8 PM
The Kitchen: Instrumentals I
The Kitchen

Performers

  • Daniel Walden, Harpsichord
    William Basinski, Electronics
  • Nick Hallett, Curator
Friday, March 23, 2012 | 8 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Lisa Moore, Solo Piano
American Beserk
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Performers

  • Lisa Moore, Piano

Program

  • PHILIP GLASS Mad Rush
  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 4
  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 5
  • DON BYRON Piano Etude No. 6
  • MARTIN BRESNICK Willie's Way
  • COWELL Aeolian Harp
  • JOHN ADAMS American Berserk
  • MISSY MAZZOLI Orizzonte
  • JEROME KITZKE Bringing Roses with Her Words
  • FREDERIC RZEWSKI Piano Piece No. 4
Rzewski's "Piano Piece No. 4"
Lisa Moore
CheaTING, LyING, sTEaling
Saturday, March 24, 2012 | 8 PM
The Kitchen: Instrumentals II
The Kitchen

Performers

  • Mary Halvorson Septet
    ·· Kirk Knuffke, Cornet
    ·· Greg Ward, Alto Saxophone
    ·· Ingrid Laubrock, Tenor Saxophone
    ·· Jacob Garchik, Trombone
    ·· Mary Halvorson, Guitar
    ·· John Hebert, Bass
    ·· Tom Rainey, Drums
  • Instrumentals Ensemble
    ·· Ernie Brooks, Bass Guitar
    ·· Peter Gordon, Saxophones and Organ
    ·· Katie Porter, Bass Clarinet
    ·· Bill Ruyle, Mallets and Percussion
    ·· Elio Villafranca, Piano
    ·· Alex Waterman, Cello
    ·· Peter Zummo, Trombone
  • Peter Gordon, Musical Director
  • Nick Hallett, Curator
Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 3 PM
Neighborhood Concert: JACK Quartet
Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement

Performers

  • JACK Quartet
    with Special Guest Steven Mackey, Electric Guitar

Program

  • IVES String Quartet No. 2
  • CRAWFORD SEEGER String Quartet
  • STEVEN MACKEY Physical Property
Monday, March 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM
So Percussion
"We Are All Going In Different Directions"—A John Cage Celebration
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • So Percussion
    ·· Eric Beach
    ·· Josh Quillen
    ·· Adam Sliwinski
    ·· Jason Treuting
  • Matmos
    ·· Drew Daniel, Electronics
    ·· M.C. Schmidt, Electronics
  • Dan Deacon, Electronics
  • Cenk Ergün, Electronics
  • Beth Meyers, Viola

Program

  • CAGE Credo in US
  • SO PERCUSSION / MATMOS Needles
  • CAGE Imaginary Landscape #1
  • CAGE Quartet for Percussion from She is Asleep
  • CENK ERGÜN Use
  • DAN DEACON "Bottles" from Ghostbuster Cook: The Origin of the Riddler
  • DAN DEACON Take a Deep Breath
  • CAGE 18' 12", A Simultaneous Performance of Cage Works
    ·· Inlets (Improvisation II)
    ·· 0' 00" (4' 32" No. 2)
    ·· Duet for Cymbal
    ·· 45' for a Speaker
  • JASON TREUTING 24 x 24 (NY Premiere)
  • CAGE Third Construction
Cage Third Construction
So Percussion
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season
Monday, March 26, 2012 | 7 PM
Music and Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas
Greene Space
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    ·· Geoff Nuttall, Violin
    ·· Scott St. John, Violin
    ·· Lesley Robertson, Viola
    ·· Christopher Costanza, Cello
  • Joan La Barbara, Vocalist
  • Meredith Monk, Vocalist
  • Jessye Norman, Soprano
  • Jesse Stiles, Electronics
  • Yuval Sharon, Stage Director

Program

  • CAGE Song Books
  • COWELL Synchrony
  • JOHN ADAMS Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the San Francisco Symphony, with support from the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Works of Music.)
  • VARÈSE Amériques
Varèse's Amériques
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

  • RUGGLES Sun-treader
  • FELDMAN Piano and Orchestra
  • IVES A Concord Symphony (orch. Brant)
Ruggles Sun-Treader
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon
Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 8:30 PM
American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor and Host
  • Donato Cabrera, Conductor
  • Kiera Duffy, Soprano
  • Paul Jacobs, Organ
  • Mason Bates, Electronica
  • Newband
    Dean Drummond and Stefani Starin, Directors
  • Young People's Chorus of New York City
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
  • Members of the San Francisco Symphony

Program

  • PARTCH Daphne of the Dunes
  • MASON BATES Mass Transmission (NY Premiere)
  • DEL TREDICI Syzygy
  • HARRISON Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra
David Del Tredici Syzygy
ASKO Ensemble; Oliver Knussen, Conductor; Jan Harshagen, French Horn; Peppie Wiersma, Tubular Bells; Wim Vos, Tubular Bells; Lucy Shelton, Soprano  
Deutsche Grammophon
American Mavericks
As Artistic Director of "American Mavericks," Michael Tilson Thomas offers a thrilling chance to experience the music of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, John Cage, John Adams, and other maverick composers in a series of concerts in March 2012, celebrating what he calls the "iconoclasts, moldbreakers, voyagers, pioneers of the American sound."
Friday, March 30, 2012 | 8:30 PM
American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Michael Tilson Thomas, Host
  • Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
  • Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Vocalists
  • Joan La Barbara, Vocalist
  • Jeremy Denk, Piano
  • Jesse Stiles, Electronics
  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • STEVE REICH Music for Pieces of Wood
  • MEREDITH MONK Realm Variations (NY Premiere)
  • FOSS Echoi
  • MORTON SUBOTNICK Jacob’s Room: Monodrama (NY Premiere)
Morton Subotnick And The Butterflies Begin to Sing, Part IV "Images Will Descend to the Ground: Truth will remain simple, and gigantic wheels will ride the bitter waves"
Amernet String Quartet; Kyoko Kashiwagi, Violin; Marcia Littley De Arias, Violin; Bleda Elibal, Double Bass; Javier Arias-Flores, Cello; Malcolm Johnston, Viola
New World Records
Friday, March 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Nicole Eisenman
FIGURE DRAWING ATELIER
Whitney Museum of American Art

Performers

  • Nicole Eisenman, Painter
Friday, March 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM
WHY? with Danielson
Le Poisson Rouge
Friday, March 16, 2012 | 10 AM
John Cage Living Archive
New York Public Library