|CAGE 100 Festival in Santa Monica - 10,000 Things - Saturday 9/8|
CAGE 100 - Jacaranda is celebrating the centenary of John Cage
with a 4-day festival at four Santa Monica venues. Cage spent his young adulthood in Santa Monica and debuted his earliest music at the Santa Monica Bay Women's Club. The festival will open Thursday night at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, continue at Miles Playhouse in Reed Park and the Women's Club, and end Sunday afternoon at the Annenberg Beach House. Two concerts are free. Artists and repertoire are subject to change.
Ten Thousand Things - Saturday, September 8, 8 pm, Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
The simultaneous performance of five Cage works for solo musicians, often discussed by Cage as a work "in progress" called Ten Thousand Things, is the featured work on this evening receiving its world premiere. Cage's last "expressive" work Perilous Night will be performed by pianist Aron Kallay. Special guest speaker Eric Smigel will introduce the works and discuss Cage's years in Santa Monica. Musicians include John Schneider, voice; Tom Peters, double Bass, Kallay & Vicki Ray, playing prepared piano, and Lynn Vartan, percussionist.
TWO FREE CONCERTS!
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Satie's Vexations - Friday to Saturday, September 7-8, 7pm to 7pm, Miles Playhouse
A 24-hour marathon performance of the complete Vexations by Eric Satie will feature 32 pianists, including many associated with Jacaranda. Cage was the first to print a facsimile of the one-page score in 1949, and the first to produce a marathon performance with the 840 repetitions stipulated in the score. Bring your own cushion and/or pillow & blanket, and feel free to come and go as you wish, space permitting. No admission charge.
Prepared Piano Classic - Sunday, September 9, 4:30 pm, Annenberg Beach House
This one-hour concert features Cage's classic Sonata & Interludes for prepared piano performed complete by pianist Adam Tendler. Tendler, based in Manhattan, has performed the work from memory in eleven states across the nation. He intends to perform it in all 50 states. No admission charge.
5 Cage compositions performed simultaneously, plus spoken introduction.
Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
1210 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (213) 483-0216
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