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Music of John Cage
April 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friend, collaborator, and influence of Rauschenberg, John Cage is one of the most notable avant-garde composers of the 20th Century. According to Cage, music is “an affirmation of life – not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living.” From 4’33” to prepared pianos and more, this concert explores the breadth of his oeuvre.
Musician Adam Tendler will be playing a prepared piano during Friday’s show. Adam Tendler has been called “an exuberantly expressive pianist” who “vividly displayed his enthusiasm for every phrase” by The Los Angeles Times, and an “intrepid…outstanding…
Tendler’s memorized performances of John Cage’s complete Sonatas and Interludes include a sold-out concert at The Rubin Museum in New York City and a featured solo recital in the “Cage100” festival at Symphony Space, listed by New York Magazine as one of the Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2012.
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The Miller-Porfiris Duo will accompany Tendler on the violin and viola. Praised by the press for their “haunting and picturesque” musical interpretations, the Miller-Porfiris Duo has been delighting audiences in the United States, Great Britain, and Central America since 2005.
Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris first met over 20 years ago while studying at the Juilliard School. Anton and Rita are Associate Professors of Violin and Viola respectively at the Hartt School in Connecticut. Both Miller and Porfiris are committed to expanding the repertoire for violin and viola, commissioning several albums for violin and viola.
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Chamber Music Series Sponsored by Rob and Ruth Diefenbach
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