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.

So Percussion

American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony

American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony

So Percussion

"We Are All Going In Different Directions"—A John Cage Celebration

Zankel Hall
Monday, March 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM

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
Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with members of So Percussion in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.

No one did more to change how we think about music—how we listen to it, make it, perform it—than John Cage. As part of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion fetes this challenging composer, who was born 100 years ago in Los Angeles, and whose influence is felt today almost everywhere in American music.

Listen

Cage Third Construction


So Percussion
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony

Zankel Hall
Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 8:30 PM

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
Music by two West Coast composers with a penchant for melding seemingly disparate sounds frames this American Mavericks event, starting with a piece for electronica and chorus by Oakland-based Mason Bates. Organist Paul Jacobs joins an unorthodox ensemble that includes plumbers’ pipes and oxygen-tank bells in Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra.

Listen

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."

American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 30, 2012 | 8:30 PM

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)
American Mavericks concludes with a concert that reflects the range of music that defines the maverick spirit: The human voice stretched to its limit by Meredith Monk; electronic theater music by Morton Subotnik; pulsing music by Steve Reich; and Lukas Foss’s experimentalism grounded in the European tradition.

Listen

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