Carnegie Hall Presents

Break the Rules! - American Mavericks - Students

Spend three nights with innovative composers of the last two centuries: John Cage, Mason Bates, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, and more. These maverick composers changed the way we experience music today. Plus, get a free American Mavericks book with this subscription.

Series Events

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
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

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