• Mason Bates's Mass Transmission: The Story of People Coming Together Over Vast Distances

    Music by two West Coast composers with a penchant for melding seemingly disparate sounds is featured in the March 29 American Mavericks concert with Michael Tilson Thomas, members of the San Francisco Symphony, and guests. In addition to Lou Harrison's Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra, the program includes the New York premiere of Mass Transmission—a piece for electronica and chorus by Oakland-based Mason Bates.

    Here, Bates introduces the piece, revealing the inspirations behind it—"the story of people coming together over vast distances."


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    March 29, American Mavericks with Members of the San Francisco Symphony
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