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CAGE 100 FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 6-9 Four Santa Monica Venues
ERIK SATIE’S VEXATIONS – 24 hours
Friday, September 7, 7:00 PM to Saturday, September 8, 7:00 PM (approximately)
Miles Playhouse in Reed Park
1130 Lincoln Blvd at Wilshire; free parking at AT&T no admission charge
Vexations (1893) complete performance with 32 pianists
First published by Cage in 1949, this work was long considered a joke until Cage organized the first performance in 1963. Eric Satie, a composer Cage idolized, asked that three bars of music – less than a page – be repeated 840 times. Jacaranda’s rare complete performance will employ 32 pianists playing successively without pause. The audience is free to come and go as space permits and are encouraged to bring cushions for casual seating.
Friday Sept. 7th BLOCK 1 7:00pm Adam Tendler 7:45pm Scott Dunn 8:30pm Aron Kallay 9:15pm Mark Robson 10:00pm Susan Svrcek 10:45pm Yevgeny Milavsky 11:30pm Yuval Sharon Saturday Sept. 8th 12:15am Bryan Pezzone BLOCK 2 1:00am Emi Tamura 1:45am Hojoon Kim 2:30am Hannah Hudson 3:15am Wendy Tahara 4:00am Veronika Krausas 4:45am Melissa Alcazar 5:30am Tali Tadmore 6:15am Ingrid Lee BLOCK 3 7:00am Ming Tsu 7:45am Helane Anderson 8:30am Mark Menzies 9:15am Matthew Lucas 10:00am Isaac Shenkler 10:45am Joanne Pearce Martin 11:30am Gavin Martin 12:15pm Antoinette Perry BLOCK 4 1:00pm Vicki Ray 1:45pm Twyla Meyer 2:30pm Dzovig Markarian 3:15pm Geneveive Lee 4:00pm Markus Pawlik 4:45pm Christoph Bull 5:30pm Steven Vanhauwaert 6:15pm Mark Hilt
When & Where
Jacaranda, music at the edge
Jacaranda is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion & discovery. The 2012-13 season opens October 20 with a program of Steve Reich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others.
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.
TWO FREE CONCERTS!
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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. Admission $25
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. FREE
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 percussionist TBA. Admission $25
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. FREE