PRISM Quartet presents Cage: Beyond Silence / John Cage Composer Portrait (Philly)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ticket Information

Free with museum admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $14 students, $14 youth (13–18), free for children (12 & under) and members. Info: (215) 763-8100

Time
2:00 PM
Presented By
Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Event Type
Performances
Genre
New Music
Description

The PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble join forces for a program of late-career music by the iconic John Cage on the centennial of his birth. The program is part of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” a major festival produced by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dustin Hurt, Bowerbird’s Director and the curator of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” writes, “In 2012, the year of the Cage Centenary, and now twenty years after

his death, we are still grasping to understand the enormity of Cage’s contributions. His infamous ‘silent piece’, 4'33", composed at the near start of his career, still dominates discussion, at times overshadowing the subsequent forty years of artistic output. But Cage’s tireless artistic exploration and innovation—which also grew to include visual arts and writing—produced one of history’s most unique and nuanced musical voices. We invite you to engage with Cage’s work, welcoming its complexity, unpredictability, and unexpected beauty.”

Ensemble Name
The PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 Ensemble
Composers
John Cage
Program

Freeman Etudes #4, #8, and #16 for solo violin (1977-80)
Sonata for Two Voices (1933)
Music for Nine (1984-87)
Four5 for saxophone quartet (1991)
Thirteen (1992)


Venue
Philadelphia Museum of Art , Van Pelt Auditorium
Location
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (at 26th Street)
Philadelphia, PA