Performance Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 3 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Alarm Will Sound

Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
Sometimes new music is challenging; with Alarm Will Sound, it’s mind-blowing. Playing the most innovative performances of contemporary classical music with fierce talent and enjoyment, this 20-member ensemble is “as close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be” (The New York Times).

This concert is part of American Mavericks, a citywide celebration of the pioneers of the American sound, presented by Carnegie Hall and San Francisco Symphony. Visit for more information.


  • Alarm Will Sound
    Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor


  • 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

In the Artist's Own Words

The maverick spirit is central to American music: Many of America’s most influential voices have drawn on ideas outside the European music canon and have greatly expanded our sense of what music can be.
Program Notes
Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
The Playhouse

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002

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The National Endowment for the Arts is the lead donor of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall.
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This performance is part of American Mavericks.

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