New World Symphony celebrates John Cage—online

Posted on: April 28, 2015

“The New World Symphony, the orchestral academy founded by Michael Tilson Thomas to train graduates of top music programs, has long been known for innovative educational programs,” writes Michael Cooper in Monday’s (4/27) New York Times. “Its newest venture, unveiled Monday evening in New York, is aimed more at music lovers than players: it is an ambitious website dedicated to the music of John Cage. The free website, called ‘Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Celebration,’ is built around videos of a dozen Cage works performed by the New World Symphony during a festival it held in 2013 at its Frank Gehry-designed home, the New World Center in Miami Beach, commemorating the centenary of his birth. The website augments those performances with interviews, rehearsal videos and essays that provide insight into Cage’s work.… The website … was funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.… The New World Symphony is in New York for a concert Tuesday at Carnegie Hall with the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.”

Posted April 28, 2015