Feb 4, 2013
I was to move from structure to process, from music as an object having parts, to music without beginning, middle, or end, music as weather. – John Cage
This weekend, February 8 to 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony present Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration. Programmed and curated by MTT, this three-day festival honors John Cage’s legacy by exploring 26 of the composer’s rarely-performed works for large orchestra and ensembles of varying sizes. Through theatrically immersive expressions of Cage’s works, the program takes advantage of the staging, lighting and projection possibilities in the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Details.
Guest collaborators include soprano Jessye Norman, vocalists Joan La Barbara and Meredith Monk, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, dancers Brandon Collwes and Andrew Weber, and dancers from the New World School for the Arts.
Throughout the concerts and festival activities, audiences can explore John Cage’s unique vision through videos, still images, projections of live and replayed performances, recordings of Cage reciting his own writings, exhibits, panel discussions and more. Learn more & purchase tickets.