|CAGE 100 Festival in Santa Monica - Cage & Friends Thursday 9/6|
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 of Santa Monica, continue at Miles Playhouse 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.
Cage & Friends - Thursday, September 6, 8 pm, First Presbyterian of Santa Monica
Composers include Cage, his early collaborator Lou Harrison, and three friends Henry Cowell, Conlon Nancarrow and James Tenney. Scoring includes string quartet, piano, organ, singers & percussion. Performers include the Lyris Quartet, pianist Mark Robson, organist Mark Alan Hilt (with six registrants), and the Jacaranda Percussion Ensemble led by Ted Atkatz.
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 Erik 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.
Key chamber works by Cage with music by his friends.
Thursday, September 06, 2012 at 8:00 PM
First Pres Santa Monica
1220 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (213) 483-0216
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