At Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum in New York City, an exhibit devoted to American composers Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Edgard Varèse, Harry Partch, and John Cage is on display from March 26-May 26. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony, whose American Mavericks events in New York are part of the orchestra’s 100th anniversary celebrations this season. Among items on display are Ives’s “Concord” Piano Sonata, a first edition of Varèse’s Amériques, and an original set of piano preparations for Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes. The San Francisco Symphony will host a John Cage-themed concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on March 26 with the So Percussion ensemble; from March 27-30 Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the SFS in additional programs at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall featuring music by John Adams, Mason Bates, Meredith Monk, Lou Harrison, Steve Reich, Lukas Foss, David Del Tredici, and Morton Subotnick. Visit carnegiehall.org/mavericks and americanmavericks.org or follow events on Twitter using #AmMavs.
Posted March 26, 2012